Seminars & Lectures

Institute for Biospheric Studies Seminars



YIBS/YCEI Friday Noon Seminar Series

Location:  ESC 110, 21 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT

Light Lunch Served

12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM


SPRING 2014 Schedule

January 23, 2015
Speaker: Bill Ruddiman, Professor Emeritus Department of Environmental Sciences at The University of Virginia
Topic: “Depopulation and Greenhouse-Gas Drops”

February 13, 2015
Speaker: Eleanor Sterling, Chief Conservation Scientist, Center for Biodiversity & Conservation, American Museum of Natural History
Topic: “A bio cultural approach to conservation in Solomon Islands”

February 20, 2015
NOTE: This seminar begins at 1pm and will take place in Kroon Hall, room 319
Speaker: Martin Medina, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology, Amherst College
Topic: “Climate change during the Collapse of the Maya civilization: No hurricanes?….bad news!”

February 27, 2015
Speaker: Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Professor of Anthropology, Yale University
Topic: “Social monogamy in wild owl monkeys (Aotus azarae) of Argentina: the potential influences of resource distribution and ranging patterns”

March, 6, 2015
Speaker: Joel Berger, Professor of Wildlife Conservation, Department of Organismic Biology and Ecology, University of Montana
Topic: “Species of Extremes: Linking Biodiversity to Bottom-up and Top-Down Drivers at the Edge of the World”

March 27, 2015
Speaker: Richard Seager, Lamont Research    Professor, Lamont Doherty Earth Observation   Columbia University, Earth Institute
Topic: “The physical mechanisms of future North American”

April 3, 2015
Speaker: Ray Bradley, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences and Director of the Climate System Research Center, University of Massachusetts
Topic: “The Little Ice Age—how bad was it?”

April 17, 2015
Speaker: Giovanna Carpi, Postdoctoral Associate in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), School of Public Health, Yale University
Topic: “Ecology and evolution of tick-borne disease systems using high-throughtput sequencing approaches”

May 8, 2015
Speaker: Liza Comita, Assistant Professor of Tropical Forest Management, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
Topic: “Who are the species in your neighborhood? Density-dependent interactions in a tropical tree community”


November 12, 2014
Former Gaylord Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Katy Prudic, demonstrated through her research that eyespots in butterflies are shown to distract predatory...
Dr. Thomas Lovejoy
October 28, 2014
Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, The Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies External Advisory Board member and former Chair of this board, has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for...
September 18, 2014
A Yale-led effort to bring “big data” to the study of biodiversity has received a $2.5 million boost, courtesy of the National Science Foundation. The grant is part of a new...