School of Biological Sciences

Fall 2021 Seminar Series


Unless noted, all seminars are held at 4:00 pm and hosted digitally


9 Sept           Skylar Hopkins – Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University Disease Ecology.  Three stories of managing parasites in the

Anthropocene. Zoom link

16 Sept         Chris Benda – School of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University. Plants of concern: A citizen science project to monitor rare plants in Illinois.  Zoom link

7 Oct            Nathaniel Rayl - Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Zoom link


14 Oct          Rick Lanctot – USGS, Coordinator of Shorebird Research and Conservation in Alaska. Zoom link             


28 Oct          Vanessa Lougheed – Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso. Zoom link

4 Nov           Robert Ruggiero – Department of Biology, Southeast Missouri State University. Zoom link

18 Nov         Rob Guralnick – Florida Museum of Natural History. Zoom link


2 Dec             Naikoa A Amuchastegui – Director of Forest Carbon Science Program, World Wildlife Fund. Zoom link

Gratefully funded by the School of Biological Sciences, Center for Fisheries, Center for Ecology, and Cooperative Wildlife Research Lab.

Meetings & Journal Clubs


SIU EvoLunch: Thursdays at 11:50 am (email Dr. Jiménez or Dr. Anderson to get on the mailing list)

Brown & Weber Lab Meetings: Thursdays at 10 am (email Doc Brown to get on the mailing list)


Warne Lab Meetings: Tuesdays at 4 pm (email Dr. Warne to get on their mailing list)

Brown Lab Board Game Night: on pause due to pandemic, soon they will be every other Wednesday night at 7 pm (email Doc Brown to get on mailing list)