Current Topics in Evolutionary Biology (IB 264)

“MVZ Lunch”

As the health and safety of our community is a priority, this Spring semester, all seminars will be held remotely.
Join the MVZ Lunch Seminar, Wednesdays at 12:10PM on Zoom!

UC Berkeley policy requires all participants to be registered on Zoom with either a free account or their Berkeley account.
Seminar titles below will be hyperlinked when posted.
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Please note that some speakers have asked that we not post their talks.

MVZ Lunch Seminar Schedule 2021-2022

Spring 2021

20-JanNo Seminar - All Faculty Meeting
27-JanDan Wenny, Lead Biologist, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
Host: Carla Cicero
Gape width in fruit-eating birds and a brief introduction to Coyote Creek Field Station
3-FebDr. Emily DuVal, Associate Professor Biological Science
Florida State University
Host: Eileen Lacey
The trouble with traits: surprises from a long-term study of mate choice and their implications for the study of sexual selection
10-FebJoshua V. Peñalba
Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Host: Carla Cicero
Comparative speciation genomics in Australian avian suture zones
17-FebDEI Town Hall
24-FebNo Seminar
3-MarchDr. Miguel Vences
Zoological Institute of the Technical University Braunschweig
Host: Dave Wake
From exploring Madagascar's herpetofauna towards next-generation taxonomy: High-throughput perspectives to accelerate the inventory of life
10-MarchMark Westneat
Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, Director of Graduate Studies, Integrative Biology, University of Chicago
Host: Isaac Krone
Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Biomechanics of Coral Reef Fishes
17-MarchNo Seminar
24-MarchNo Seminar - Spring Break
31-MarchDr. Talisin Hammond, Researcher in Recovery Ecology, San Diego Zoo Global
Host: Eileen Lacey
Conservation translocations for the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog in southern California
7-AprilSuzanne McGaugh, Associate Professor
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
University of Minnesota
Host: Chris Martin
Little Blind Cavefish Yield Big Evolutionary Insights
14-AprilNo Seminar - Faculty and Staff Meeting
21-AprilDr. Katie Peichel, Head of Division, Evolutionary Ecology
Institute of Ecology and Evolution
University of Bern
Host: Chris Martin
Replaying the tape of life: how predictable is evolution?
28-AprilNo Seminar
5-MayNo Seminar

Fall 2021

25-AugNo Seminar - Meeting with Graduate Students
1-SeptNo Seminar - Faculty and Staff Meeting
8-SeptSarah Fitzpatrick, Department of Integrative Biology, Michigan State University
Host: David Tian
TBA
15-SeptDr. Martha M. Muñoz, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Host: David Manahan
TBA
22-SeptMichi Tobler, Biology Division, Kansas State University
Host: Isaac Krone
TBA
29-Sept
6-Oct
13-Oct
20-Oct
27-Oct
3-Nov
10-Nov
17-Nov
24-NovNo Seminar - Thanksgiving
1-DecDr. Kathryn Clancy, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign
Host: Rebecca Tarvin
TBA

Spring 2022

26-Jan
2-Feb
9-Feb
16-Feb
23-FebSuzanne Alonso
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department
Institute of Marine Sciences
UC Santa Cruz
Host: Jackie Galvez
TBA
2-March
9-March
16-March
23-MarchNo Seminar - Spring Break
30-March
6-AprilCorinne Heyning Laverty, Los Angeles County Natural History Museum
Host: Michael Nachman
North America's Galapagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey
13-AprilHold for Finishing Talks
20-AprilHold for Finishing Talks
27-AprilHold for Finishing Talks
4-MayNo Seminar - MVZ Retreat

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Future Schedule:

Fall 2021- Spring 2022

Past Schedules:

Fall 2020-Spring 2021
Fall 2019-Spring 2020
Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Fall 2015-Spring 2016
Fall 2014 -Spring 2015
Fall 2013-Spring 2014

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