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September 2014

2014 Field Tour for Investigators of the Kellogg Biological Station Long-term Ecological Research program and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
Date: Friday, September 19, All day
Location: Kellogg Biological Station
Host: Kellogg Biological Station
Contact: Julie Doll jedoll@msu.edu

The Neurobiology of Individuality
Date: Friday, September 19, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Benjamin de Bivort, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Series: Science at the Edge

China Panda Project
Date: Friday, September 19, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 457 Berkey
Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Hall, Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability
Host: Animal Studies
Series: Animal Studies Friday Seminars

Technology, Mobility and Resource Access Struggles: Does Technology "Revolutionize" Grazing Strategies Among Pastoralists in East Africa?
Date: Friday, September 19, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: 126 Geography
Speaker: Dr. Bilal Butt, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan
Host: Department of Geography
Series: Triple G Fall Colloquium Series

Trees of Life - Our Forests in Peril
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources
Speaker: Dr. Brian Stout, University of Minnesota School of Forestry Alumni; U.S. Forest Service Retirees
Host: MSU Forestry
Series: MSU Forestry Hanover Series

Wolf Hunting in Michigan: Policy and Management Goals for Mitigating Human-Wolf Conflict
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Superior Room, MSU Union
Speaker: Gary Roloff (MSU F&W), Peter Butchko (USDA APHIS), and Adam Bump (Michigan DNR).
Host: ESPP
Contact: weirkare@msu.edu
Series: ESPP Research Colloquia Series
Note: Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.

Flexibility vs. Constraint in the Evolution of Gene Expression in Guppies
Date: Thursday, September 25, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Kim Hoke, Department of Biology, Colorado State University
Host: EEBB and BEACON

Species Interactions and How They Influence Response to Environmental Change: Learning From the World Above the Trees
Date: Friday, September 26, 10:45 a.m. - noon
Location: Stack 234
Speaker: Katie Suding

Delivering Sustainable Management Solutions for Vegetables
Date: Friday, September 26, 3:00 p.m.
Location: 244 Natural Science
Speaker: Dr. Zsofia Szendrei, MSU Entomology

Causes and Consequences of Repeated Ear Loss and Regain in Toads
Date: Friday, September 26, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 1441 BPS Building
Speaker: Kim Hoke, Department of Biology, Colorado State University
Host: BEACON and EEBB

How Carbon Neutral is Wood Bioenergy?
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources
Speaker: Roger Sedjo, Resources for the Future, Forest Economics and Policy Program
Host: MSU Forestry
Series: MSU Forestry Hanover Series

October 2014

Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles
Date: Thursday, October 2, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Johnathan Losos, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology & Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Host: EEBB and BEACON

Air Quality, Perinatal Health and Moratality: Causal Evidence from Wildfires
Date: Friday, October 3, 1:45-3 p.m.
Location: Koo Room, Marshall-Adams Hall
Speaker: Christopher Khawand, Michigan State University

The Ecology of Diversification in the Turtle Ants
Date: Friday, October 3, 3 p.m.
Location: 244 Natural Science
Speaker: Dr. Scott Powell, George Washington University

Experimental Studies of Evolution: Research on Lizard Adaptation in the Bahamas
Date: Friday, October 3, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 1441 BPS Building
Speaker: Jonathan B. Losos, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology & Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Host: EEBB and BEACON

Understand the Effects of Consumers and Light on Stream Food Webs Using Stable Isotope Techniques
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Collins, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, MSU
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife
Series: Fall 2014 Seminar Series

Biology and Animal Cognition: Past Progress, Future Challenges
Date: Thursday, October 9, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley
Speaker: Alan Kamil, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Host: EEBB and KBS

ESPP Research Conference: Environmental Risk and Decision Making
Date: Friday, October 10, All day
Location: Kellogg Center
Host: ESPP

Making Good Decisions in an Uncertain World: The Risky Business of Fishery Management
Date: Friday, October 10, 10:45 a.m. - noon
Location: Stack 234
Speaker: Michael Jones

Anti-Dogfighting Video Screening & Discussion
Date: Friday, October 10, 12 - 1 pm
Location: 457 Berkey
Speaker: Dr. Carl Taylor
Host: Animal Studies
Series: Animal Studies Friday Seminar

Community Engagement in the Central Highlands of Peru: And Yes There are Bugs Where the Potato is Native
Date: Friday, October 10, 3 p.m.
Location: 244 Natural Science
Speaker: Dr. Larry Olsen, MSU Entomology

Bird Brain! Compliment or Insult?
Date: Friday, October 10, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 237 Stack Building
Speaker: Alan Kamil, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Host: EEBB, KBS

Historical Contingency in Community Assembly: An Obstacle or Opportunity?
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 10:45 a.m. - noon
Location: Stack 234
Speaker: Tadashi Fukami

Making Sense of Place and Making Sense of Natural Resource Social Science
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m
Location: 225 Natural Resources
Speaker: Dan Williams, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Host: MSU Forestry
Series: MSU Foresty Hanover Seminar Series

Shifting Seasons Summit: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation
Date: Wednesday, October 15, Oct. 15-17
Location: Menominee Convention Center, Keshena, Wisconsin
Speaker: Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte, MSU

Michigan Sea Grant Extension Program and Its Role in Great Lakes Conservation and Coastal Community Development
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Dr. Heather Triezenberg, Extension Specialist and Program Coordinator, Michigan Sea Grant Extension
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife
Series: Fall 2014 Seminar Series

Deciphering the Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug's Population Ecology and Behaviors in Fruit
Date: Friday, October 17, 3 p.m.
Location: 244 Natural Science
Speaker: Dr. Ann Nielsen, Rutgers University

The Tail of Two Fish: Importance of Intraspecific Variation for Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Date: Friday, October 24, 10:45 a.m. - noon
Location: Stack 234
Speaker: David Post

Pyrethroids Kill Bugs but Can Bugs Smell Pyrethroids?
Date: Friday, October 24, 3 p.m.
Location: 244 Natural Science
Speaker: Dr. Ke Dong, MSU Entomology

Identifying and Working with Beneficiaries When Rights Are Unclear: Insights for REDD+ Initiatives
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources
Speaker: John Bruce, Land and Development Solutions International
Host: MSU Forestry
Series: MSU Forestry Hanover Seminar Series

Michael Wagner Lab: Behavior and Ecology of Native and Invasive Fishes
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Dr. Michael Wagner, Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, MSU
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife
Series: Fall 2014 Series

Innovation and Diversity in Coral Reef Fishes
Date: Thursday, October 30, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Peter C. Wainwright, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis
Host: EEBB

Biodiversity, Complexity and Pest Control: A Case Study from the Coffee Agroecosystem
Date: Friday, October 31, 10:45 a.m.
Location: Stack 234
Speaker: Ivette Perfecto

Evolutionary History and Diversification of Fishes on Coral Reefs
Date: Friday, October 31, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 237 Stack
Speaker: Peter C. Wainwright, Department of Evolution and Biology, University of California, Davis
Host: EEBB and KBS

November 2014

Toward a Community Ecology of Landscapes
Date: Thursday, November 6, 3 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Dr. Oswald Schmitz, Yale University
Host: EEBB

Ecosystem Services in the City? Urban Forestry and Public Health
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources
Speaker: Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Series: MSU Forestry Hanover Series

ESPP Colloquia Series: Environmental Science Communication - Lessons Learned From Climate Change
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location:
Speaker: Dr.Kevin Ells, Texas A & M University Dr. Aaron McCright, MSU Sociology Dr. Bruno Takahashi, MSU Communications Kent Taylor, The Climate Reality Project Moderatored by Dr. Tom Dietz, MSU Sociology, Animal Science and ESPP
Host: Environmental Science and Policy Program
Contact: Karessa Weir weirkare@msu.edu
Series: ESPP Research Colloquia Series 2014-15
Note: Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.

Distinguished Speaker
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 4:35 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: 100 Packaging
Speaker: Dr. Jon Haufler, President of The Wildlife Society, Executive Director of the Ecosystem Management Research Insitute
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife

A New Frontier in Animal Behavior: Applying Movement Ecology to Understand Elephant Social Behavior, Population Structure and Cognition
Date: Thursday, November 13, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley
Speaker: George Wittemyer, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University

ESPP Town Hall Meeting
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 1 p.m.
Location: 276 Giltner Hall
Host: ESPP

Ixodes scapularis Host-Seeking Behavior has Implications for Human Risk for Lyme Disease in the Eastern United States
Date: Thursday, November 20, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley
Speaker: Isis Kuczaj, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, MSU

Do Invasive Zebra Mussels Alter Structure of and Carbon Processing by Bacterioplankton Communities in Lakes?
Date: Friday, November 21, 10:45 a.m.
Location: Stack 234
Speaker: Vincent Denef

On the Edge of Extinction: The State of Asia's Elephants and the Promises and Pitfalls of Elephant-Based Tourism
Date: Friday, November 21, 12 - 1 pm
Location: 457 Berkey
Speaker: Jessica Bell, doctoral student in Animal Studies, Environmental Science & Policy and Sociology
Host: Animal Studies
Series: Animal Studies Friday Seminar

December 2014

Of Memory and Mammals: The Effect of Individual Experience on Population Processes
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley
Speaker: Rudy Boonstra, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto, Scarborough

April 2015

Michigan State University Science Festival
Date: Wednesday, April 15, April 15 - 19, 2015
Location:

June 2015

Innovations in Collaborative Modeling: Addressing complex social and environmental problems through systems modeling techniques
Date: Thursday, June 4, June 4-5, 2015
Location: Kellogg Center
Host: ESPP, Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project, University Outreach and Engagement
Note: Call for proposals opens Sept. 19. Proposals due Dec. 19.

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