Biology Colloquium

Fridays at 3:00-4:00 PM in Science II, Room 109 (unless otherwise noted)

All talks are open to the public. Upcoming speakers and their topics are listed below. Please click on the seminar titles for further details. If you have any questions or comments, please email the coordinator or call the Department of Biology at 559•278•2001. For other public science lectures, please check out the Central Valley Café Scientifique.

Fall 2017 Seminars: 





Aug 25 Dr. John Constable Class Orientation Biology, California State University, Fresno
Sept 1 Dr. Jon Keeley Diverse Fire - Climate Relationships in California Ecosystems USGS, Western Ecological Research Ctr and Sequoia National Park
Sept 8 Dr. David Grantz Air Pollution Impacts on Plant Water Relations UC Riverside, Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier
Sept 15 Dr. Benjamin Blackman Evolving timekeepers: the genetics of natural variation in diurnal and seasonal biological rhythms Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Sept 22 Dr. Jeroen Gillard The biology and biotechnological potential of diatoms Biology, California State University, Bakersfield
Sept 29 Dr. Kathryn Purcell The Kings River Fisher Project - the ecology and habitat needs of a secretive species in the southern Sierra Nevada US Forest Service
Oct 6 Dr. Asmeret Berhe Post-fire soil carbon dynamics: implications on movement of particulate and dissolved pyrogenic carbon Life and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Merced
Oct 13 Dr. Michael Dawson Comparative biogeography for marine protected area networks, mass mortalities, and jellyfish blooms. University of California, Merced
Oct 20 Dr. Danielle Edwards Visual signals, adaptive diversification & the speciation continuum University of California, Merced
Oct 27 Dr. Sarven Sabunciyan   Johns Hopkins University
Nov 3 TBD    
Nov 10 HOLIDAY HOLIDAY - Veterans Day Observed  
Nov 17 TBD    
Nov 24 HOLIDAY HOLIDAY - Thanksgiving Break  
Dec 1 TBD    


Thesis Exit Seminars

Graduate students in the Biology and Biotechnology Masters programs present their thesis research in a culminating Thesis Exit Seminar to the department's faculty and students.