Past Seminars & Lectures

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
James Saiers, Clifton R. Musser Professor at the School of the Environment and Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
Topic: Fossil-Fuel Development and Drinking-Water Quality

 

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Serena Tucci, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Yale University
Topic: The genetic legacy of archaic hominin admixture

 

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Thomas Boag, Stanford University
Topic: The application of modern organismal physiology in understanding the role of climate change during extinctions in the geologic past

 

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Jason Vleminckx, Florida International University
Topic: Resolving whole-plant economics from leaf, stem and root traits of Amazonian tree species

 

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Natasha Picciani, Gaylord Donnelley Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: Convergent evolution of eyes with divergent gene expression

 

Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
Topic: Rapid methane emissions reduction is critical to slowing the rate of warming: the science behind measuring oil and gas supply chain emissions

 

Friday, March 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
James Lichtenstein, Gaylord Donnelley Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Environment
Topic: Bridging a yawning divide: how individual-level traits affect population-level outcomes

 

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Xin Sun, Hutchinson Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: New processes and microbes in the marine nitrogen cycle

 

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lewis Alcott, Hutchinson Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences , Yale University
Topic: The role of phosphorus cycling in Earth oxygenation

 

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Jordan Peccia, Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Yale University
Topic: Surveillance of COVID-19 and associated health concerns using Wastewater-Based Epidemiology

 

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Sarah Friedman, Hutchinson Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: The evolution of morphological diversity in fishes

 

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Judith Rosentreter, Hutchinson Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of the Environment
Topic: Coastal Ocean Methane Dynamics

 

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Kealoha Freidenburg, Research Scientist & Lecturer, School of the Environment, Yale University
Topic: Life in the suburban wild

 

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Joey Bernhardt, Hutchinson Postdoctoral Fellow, Linking individual performance to population persistence in a changing world, Yale University
Topic: Linking individual performance to population persistence in a changing world

 

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Elizabeth Sibert, Hutchinson Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth & Planetary Science, Yale University
Topic: The Missing Miocene Mass Extinction

 

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Catherine Davis, Donnelley Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth & Planetary Science, Yale University
Topic: Big stories in tiny shells: Tales from the oxygen minimum zone

 

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Yong Zhou, Hutchinson Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: Causes and consequences of woody encroachment in savannas

 

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
David Watts, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Yale University
Topic: Permanent Fission of a Chimpanzee Community at Ngogo, Kibale National Park

 

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Taylor Maavara, Hutchinson Postdoctoral Fellow, School of the Environment, Yale University
Topic: Nitrous oxide emissions from inland waters: Are IPCC estimates too high?

 

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Maria Rebolleda-Gomez, Donnelley Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: Living in community: Microbial eco-evolutionary dynamics

 

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Advait Jukar, Donnelley Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Yale University
Topic: The past, present, and future of megafaunal extinction research in India

 

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Aaron Dollar (Professor) & Jon Koss (PhD Candidate), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Computer Science, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University
Topic: Machine Learning and Robotics for Environmental and Ecological Applications

 

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Thomas Near, Professor and Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: Genomics of adaptive radiation in Antarctic fishes

 

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Nate Edelman, Hutchinson Postdoctoral Fellow, School of the Environment, Yale University
Topic: The Evolutionary Impact of Hybridization

 

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Jessica Kenigson, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
Topic: The Nordic Seas: Connections with the Global Climate System
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Freya Rowland, Donnelly Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
Topic: From ponds to the Laurentian Great Lakes: Testing assumptions about how ecosystems function
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lidya Tarhan, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
Topic: Bioturbation: Past, Future and Biogeochemical Feedbacks
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Nathan Upham, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: Ecological causes of uneven mammalian diversity
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Madhusudhan (Madhu) Venkadesan, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Yale University
Topic: Form and function of feet and fins
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Daniel Thompson, Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Topic: Endemic butterflies of S. Nevada and bird-dispersed bristlecone pines: Disparate time-scales of butterfly and host plant resilience to tree encroachment and to catastrophic fire
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Alison Sweeney, Associate Professor of Physics and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: Seeing the forest for the clam: extreme vertical compression and photosynthetic efficiency in Tridacnid giant clams
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Anthony Baniaga, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology , Yale University
Topic: Fall 2019 - Friday Seminar Series
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dylan Wainwright, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: The structure and function of fish scales
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Alan Rooney, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University
Topic: Glaciations and kicks to the carbon cycle: The rocky road to animal life
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Luke Parry, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University
Topic: The Cambrian Explosion and the origin of spiralian body plans: new insights from the early Cambrian (~520Ma) of China
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Morgan Furze, Donnelly Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
Topic: Understanding whole-plant nonstructural carbohydrate storage in a changing world
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Jessica Thompson, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Yale University
Topic: Early anthrome development in Malawi, central Africa
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Michael Hochberg, Research Director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Montpellier
Topic: Evolution and Environment Shape Cancer Across Species
Location: ESC 110

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Dr. Susan J. Mazer, Bass Scholar and Professor of Ecology and Evolution, University of California, Santa Barbara
Topic: Edward P. Bass Distinguished Lecture: “S.O.S. – The Power of Seeds, Observations, and Specimens: Predicting the impact of climate change on plants”
Location: O.C. Marsh Lecture Hall, Yale Science Building, 260 Whitney Avenue

 

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Martha Muñoz, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: Of Darwin and D'arcy: The (bio)mechanics of morphological evolution
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
John Damuth, Research Biologist, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Topic: Nonadaptive Selection: the evolutionary source of ecological laws
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Susan Mazer, Professor of Ecology and Evolution, University of California, Santa Barbara & President, California Botanical Society,
Topic: Climate affects the rate at which species successively flower: capturing and interpreting an emergent property of regional floras
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
William Lauenroth, Professor in the Practice, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
Topic: The inverse texture effect: A neglected idea in dryland ecohydrology
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Andy Rominger,
Topic: Spring 2019 - Friday Seminar Series
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Sylvie Estrela, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: Predicting microbial community assembly in simple environments
Location: ECS 110

 

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Richard Harrington, Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: Spring 2019 - Friday Seminar Series
Location: ECS 110

 

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Walter Jetz,
Topic: YIBS/MPYC
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Justin Calabrese, Quantitative Ecologist, Conservation Biology Institute, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Topic: A modern analytical foundation for movement ecology
Location: ECS 110

 

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Topic: RadCamp2019@Yale: Analyzing Genomic Data with ipyrad
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Mary Beth Decker, Research Scientist, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: Bering Sea Jellyfish Blooms: Jellyfish Population Fluctuations and Ecosystem Impacts
Location: ECS 110

 

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Noah Planavsky, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
Topic: The evolution of the size and structure of Earth's biosphere
Location: ECS 110

 

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: Rethinking the impact of pathogens on tropical tree diversity
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Karolina Heyduk, Donnelley Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: Evolutionary enablers – and roadblocks – for the origins of CAM photosynthesis
Location: ECS 110

 

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Michael Landis, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Topic: Biogeographic clues to phylogenetic puzzles in plant evolution
Location: ECS 110

 

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
P. David Polly, Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, & Robert R. Shrock Professor,, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Indiana University
Topic: Cycles and space: interactions between evolutionary processes, trait sorting, and environmental change
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: Integrated evolution in a model clade of woody plants (new systematics, or what?)
Location: ECS 110

 

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:00pm
Topic: Animals and the zoogeochemistry of the carbon cycle
Location: ECS 110

 

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Bill Michener, Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives for University Libraries, University of New Mexico
Topic: Data Observation Network for Earth
Location: ESC 110

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Steven Chown, President of Antarctic Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Professor at Monash University
Topic: Antarctic Biodiversity in a Changing World
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Luke Parry, Yale University
Topic: Fall Seminar

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Topic: Measuring species invasions
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Pete Raymond, Yale University
Topic: YIBS Lunch Seminar: Global inland water greenhouse gas evasion

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Hugh Possingham and Jennifer McGowan (The Nature Conservancy), REGISTER soon as there are a limited number of seats available for this workshop,
Topic: Workshop: Introduction to Structured Decision-Making and Spatial Planning
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
David Skelly and Michael Donoghue, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Topic: A conversation with David Skelly and Michael Donoghue
Location: ESC 110

 

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Benjamin Van Doren, PhD student and Marshall Scholar, University of Oxford,
Topic: Forecasting bird migration across the United States
Location: ESC110

 

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
Topic: Join us this Friday for YIBS Movie Lunch: a screening of Shuklaphanta, the other wild Nepal
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Amanda Subalusky, Postdoctoral Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies,
Topic: Hippos and wildebeest in the Mara River: impacts of large animal migrations on a river ecosystem
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Alvaro Sánchez, Assistant Professor , Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
Topic: Towards a community ecology of the microbiome: coexistence, invasions and community function
Location: ESC 110

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:30pm to Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 11:30am
Topic: Editing Nature Summit 2017 - www.editingnature.org

 

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Sarah Federman, Elizabeth Spriggs, and Katherine Mertes ,
Topic: Graduate Student Speed Talks
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Roy Plotnick, Visiting Professor, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University,
Topic: The Fossil Record of the Sixth Extinction
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Jim Saiers, Clifton R. Musser Professor of Hydrology,
Topic: Changes in Freshwater Quality during Natural Gas Development of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale by Hydraulic Fracturing
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Noah Planavsky, Department of Geology & Geophysics,
Topic: Organic and carbonate carbon burial through Earth’s history
Location: ESC 110

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prof. Peter B. deMenocal, Department of of Geology, Dean of Sciences, Columbia University and Director, Center for Climate and Life, Columbia University,
Topic: The Biggest Megadrought: The mid-Holocene (re)emergence of the Sahara Desert and its climatic and cultural impacts
Location: Kline Geology Laboratory 123

 

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Justina Ray, Executive Director and Senior Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society-Canada
Topic: Carnivore conservation: the case of research informing policy for wolverines
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 12:00am to 1:00pm
Robert Wallace, Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar, Wildlife Conservation Society
Topic: Conservation and Outreach in the Most Biologically Diverse Protected Area in the World: Madidi
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: Friday Noon Seminar: Innovations of pregnancy; the molecular and ecological consequences of pregnancy in reptiles and mammals
Location: ESC 110

 

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
Topic: The Biggest Megadrought: The mid-Holocene (re)emergence of the Sahara Desert and its climatic and cultural impacts
Location: ESC 110

 

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Topic: Drought in Africa's Sahel: Past, present, and future
Location: KGL 123

 

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Jason Lam, YIBS Donnelley Fellow, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,
Topic: Friday Noon Seminar: Towards a Sustainable Future: Converting Industrial Wastes to Renewable Feedstocks via Green Chemistry
Location: ESC 110

 

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Topic: Discovering Megadroughts Across the Northern Hemisphere from Long Tree-Ring Records: Climate Histories and Human Impacts During the Common Era
Location: KGL 123

 

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: Friday Noon Seminar: The evolution of floral function: a physiological perspective
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: Friday Noon Seminar: Bridging the scale gap in climate science: global climate modeling, local land use, and fine-resolution remote sensing
Location: ESC 110

 

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Topic: The Future is Not The Past: Temperature and Drought in a Warmer World
Location: ESC 110

 

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 6:15pm
Test Friday Seminar,
Topic: Test Friday Seminar

 

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Topic: Robust changes in the large-scale circulation and increasing global dryness under global warming
Location: KGL 123

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Randy Olson, scientist-turned-filmmaker
Topic: Communicating Science to Diverse Audiences
Location: Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven CT

 

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: "Summer heat overwinters in the Arctic Ocean"
Location: ESC110

 

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: "Niche construction, immuno-neuro public health and co-evolution: how Sapiens’ human colony circumvents extinction"
Location: ESC110

 

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: "From the bees' eyes: working lands conservation and diversified agriculture"
Location: ESC110

 

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: YIBS Vision Seminar: Eco-Evo at the Crossroads
Location: ESC110

 

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: “Convection from sea ice”
Location: ESC110

 

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: "Biodiversity and biogeography of tropical marine fishes"
Location: ESC110

 

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: "Modeling geophysical attributes to estimate resilience and sustain diversity under climate change"
Location: KROON G01

 

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: "Ecology and the challenge of Modernism"
Location: ESC110

 

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Topic: "Invasive plant — predator interactions undermine invader impact on native plant community”
Location: ESC110