Fall 2016

August 24

No Seminar

August 31

Christopher Emerling, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology/Integrative Biology, UCB

"Archelosaurian color vision, parietal eye loss and the crocodilian nocturnal bottleneck"

September 7

Eileen Lacey, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology/Integrative Biology, UCB

"Living Together: Adventures with Tucos, Tojos, and Tokoros"

September 14

Christopher Balakrishnan, Dept. of Biology, East Carolina University

“Evolutionary genomics of a bird with four sexes”

September 21

Matt MacManes, Dept. of Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire

“Understanding Desert Adaptation in the Age of Ecophysiological Genomics”

September 28

Andrew Moeller, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley

“Flow of gut bacteria through social and ecological networks”

October 5

Ruth Ley, Dept. of Microbiome Science, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

“Genetic determinants of the human gut microbiome and links to phenotype”

October 12

Michel C. Milinkovitch, Dept. of Genetics & Evolution, Laboratory of Artificial & Natural Evolution (LANE), University of Geneva

“The EvoDevo & Physics of Skin Appendage and Skin Colour in Vertebrates”

October 19

No Seminar

October 26

Jonathan N. Pauli, Dept. of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin

"‘Slowly, slowly, slowly’ said the moth: a syndrome of mutualism drives the lifestyle of a sloth”

November 2

Vance Vredenburg, Dept. of Biology, San Francisco State University

“Pathogen invasion, host collapse, recovery: Can we expect this pattern for threatened amphibians?”

November 9

Maxine Zylberberg, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UC San Francisco

“Twisted Beaks: Unraveling  the Cause of a Deadly Avian Disease through Metagenomic Sequencing”

November 16

Justin Brashares, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

“The Shape of Extinction”

November 23

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 30

Trevor Price, Dept. of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago

MVZ Student Invited Speaker

"Sensory drive, color, and color vision in birds"

December 1

(special seminar)

Trevor Price, Dept. of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago

MVZ Student Invited Speaker

“What determines the latitudinal gradient in bird species diversity across the Himalayas”

Spring 2017

January 18

No Seminar

January 25

Jeremy Crawford, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology/Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

“Elucidating the genomic consequences of sociality, from population structure to immune evolution”

February 1

Miriam Zelditch and Don Swiderski, University of Michigan

"Adaptive and nonadaptive radiations of squirrels"

February 8

Frédéric Delsuc, CNRS,  University of Montpellier

“Molecular phylogenetic studies of living and extinct xenarthran mammals”

February 15

Walt Koenig, Emeritus Research Zoologist, Hastings Reserve, UC Berkeley;  Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University

“The California Acorn Report: The Behavioral Ecology of California Oaks”

February 22

Ron Burton, Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

“Population differentiation, adaptation and speciation in the intertidal copepod Tigriopus californicus

March 1

Carlos Daniel Cadena, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de los Andes

“Tropical mountains: Biodiversity hotspots and hotbeds for studying evolutionary diversification”

March 8

Kelly Zamudio, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

"Diversification and Conservation of Neotropical Frogs"

March 15

David P. Mindell, Visiting Scholar, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley

“Falconid evolution and capacity of the tree of life"

March 22

Gil Rosenthal, Dept. of Biology, Texas A&M University and CICHAZ

“Mate choice and its consequences in natural hybrid zones”

March 29

No Seminar - Spring Break

April 5

Rauri Bowie, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology/Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

“The importance of habitat, climate and drift as drivers of trait divergence: insights from African songbirds”

April 12

Javier Cuervo, Dept. of Evolutionary Ecology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

“The function of red coloration in the spiny-footed lizard”

April 19

Jim McGuire, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology/Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

“Flying Lizard Phylogenomics and the Biogeography of Sulawesi"

April 26

Zach Hanna, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology/Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

May 3

No Seminar - MVZ Retreat