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January 2017

Commuting Options: Be "Spartan Green" and save money getting to campus
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 110 Chittenden Hall
Speaker: Jennifer Bruen - MSU employee, vanpool commuter Layne Cameron - MSU employee, bicycle commuter Dana King - Michivan/Enterprise Pam Latka - CATA Marketing Assistant Tim Potter – MSU employee, MSU Bikes Coordinator, bicycle commuter Grace Noyola - Communications Manager MSU Sustainability, Infrastructure Planning & Facilities Chloe White – CATA Clean Commute Options Coordinator
Host: MSU WorkLife Office
Contact: mailto:worklife@msu.edu
Note: Considering commuting to campus for school or work? Not sure about your options? Need to get more information to make a decision that will fit your needs? Join us for a discussion with experts who will share information about services that you could use to get to and from campus and home. Save money, save the environment, and “Be Spartan Green!”

Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Careers Outside of Academia
Date: Thursday, January 19, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 113 Eppley Center
Speaker: Russell C. Van Horn, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, and Joseph M. Kolowski, Smithsonian Institution, Mason School of Conservation
Host: EEBB
Contact: Kay Holekamp
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

OIRC Event: Finding Funding in Latin America & the Caribbean and Faculty Networking
Date: Thursday, January 26, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Spartan Rooms, International Center (Attached to Food Court)
Host: OIRC
Note: OIRC, The Center for Latin America & Caribbean Studies, and ISP Advancement will present information on funding opportunities and trends in Latin America and the Caribbean, followed by an opportunity for faculty to share their research interests and network with potential new collaborators from across campus. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Co-evolution in a Bee-Orchid Mutualism
Date: Thursday, January 26, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Santiago Ramirez, University of California -Davis
Host: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior
Contact: Marjorie Weber, Carina Baskett and Jen Lau
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

February 2017

A lecture on Environmentalism in South Africa
Date: Thursday, February 2, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: International Center 3rd Floor
Speaker: Mr. Sven "Bobby" Peek, CEO of the South African environmental organization groundWork and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa in 1998
Host: African Studies Center and ESPP
Contact: Dr. Ann Biersteker
Series: African Studies Center's Eye on Africa lecture series

Local Adaptation and Fitness Trade-offs in a California Wildflower
Date: Thursday, February 2, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Emily Dittmar, Distinguished Student Speaker, graduate student in plant biology, MSU
Host: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

Man is but a Fish - Spotted Gar and Other Fish Illuminate the Genomic Basis of Vertebrate Evolution
Date: Thursday, February 9, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Ingo Braasch, genetics program at MSU
Host: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

Examining the Reasons why Big Fierce Animals are Increasingly Rare
Date: Thursday, February 16, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Robert A. Montgomery, Fisheries and Wildlife, MSU
Host: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

Energy Poverty in a Carbon Constrained World: An Energy Workshop for Students
Date: Saturday, February 18, All day
Location: James Madison College
Host: Sharlissa Moore, Assistant Professor, MSU
Contact: Sharlissa Moore
Note: Applications required by Feb. 1

Environmental Natural Resources Sustainability Career Event
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2:00 p.m
Location: Natural Resources Building
Host: MSU Career Services Network
Contact: Jill Cords
Note: This new career fair/career exposure event is open to all MSU students with an interest in sustainability and the environment, natural resources, conservation and the out-of-doors. Alumni, industry professionals and employers will be there to share information about internship, summer, temporary, entry level and volunteer opportunities. Governmental agencies, non-profits, consulting groups and corporations will be participating.

Social Relationships, Health and Fitness in Wild Baboons
Date: Thursday, February 23, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Elizabeth Archie, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
Host: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior; Kellogg Biological Station
Contact: Connie Rojas, Eben Gering
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

March 2017

Octopus Brain and Development
Date: Thursday, March 2, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Clifton Ragsdale, Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago
Host: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior
Contact: Anselmo Pontes
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

Understanding Impacts of Volunteer Water Monitoring Programs on Natural Resource Policy and Management
Date: Thursday, March 16, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Kristine Stepenuck, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, University of Vermont
Host: EEBB
Contact: Jo Latimore
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

When Will Species Interactions Mediate Species Responses to Climate Change?
Date: Thursday, March 23, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley
Speaker: Jeffrey Diez, Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California-Riverside
Host: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior; Kellogg Biological Station
Contact: Jen Lau and Sarah Evans, KBS
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

Plant Community Reassembly in Response to Climate Change
Date: Thursday, March 30, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, Biology Department, University of Wisconsin
Host: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior
Contact: Phoebe Zarnetske; Jen Lau, KBS
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

April 2017

Honey Bee Communication, in the form of a Sleep-Restricted Dancer and her Unwitting Followers
Date: Thursday, April 6, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley
Speaker: Barrett A. Klein, Biology Department, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Host: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior
Contact: Eben Gering
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

Unknown Unknowns, and How Discoveries Happen
Date: Thursday, April 13, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Terry McGlynn, Department of Biology, California State University-Dominguez Hills
Host: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior
Contact: Rich Lenski
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

Reverse Ecology: Using Genomes to Understand the Natural Histories of Micro-organisms
Date: Thursday, April 20, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley
Speaker: Ann Pringle, Botany and Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior and Kellogg Biological Station
Contact: Klara Scharnagl and Jen Lau, KBS
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

Climate and Regulation of Mountain Lake Ecosystems by Predators and Resources
Date: Thursday, April 27, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Johnathan B. Shurin, Ecology/Behavior & Evolution, University of California-San Diego
Host: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior; Kellogg Biological Station
Contact: Phoebe Zarnetske and Elena Litchman, KBS
Series: EEBB Spring 2017 Seminars

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