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Fall 2020 Ecology Seminars

Kansas Biological Survey Ecology Seminars are held on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. and are open to the public. During the fall 2020 semester, seminars will be held via Zoom and will include one 50-minute talk or two 25-minute talks. Join the mailing list! For notifications and reminders of upcoming seminars, share your name and email address using our quick webform. Note: If you use Gmail and do not receive an email in the coming week, please check your Promotions tab and move any emails from us to your Primary tab. 

If you have questions about the seminars, email Prof. Helen Alexander, halexander@ku.edu.

Here is the zoom link and passcode for the fall semester seminars. Use this same information every week. Please do NOT share this link and password on social media.

Meeting ID: 980 1259 2800
Passcode: 284594

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) seminars are held on Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. Seminar titles are available approximately one week prior to scheduled times on the department's online calendar

Friday ecology seminars for the Fall 2020 semester

Friday, Sept. 4  Courtney Masterson, Native Lands LLC: "Community-driven ecosystem restoration: Highlighting local projects on public land" Watch presentation

Friday, Sept. 11 – Ted Harris, Kansas Biological Survey: "Nutrient ratios impact phytoplankton community structure and metabolite occurrence" Watch presentation

Friday, Sept. 18 – Sara Gregg, KU Dept. of History and Environmental Studies Program: "Monoliths: Borrowing tools from the natural sciences to excavate American history” Watch presentation

Friday, Sept. 25 – Matt Garrett, Johnson County Parks and Recreation: "Big Bull Creek: Master Plan to reality" Watch presentation

Friday, Oct. 2 – Lígia Souza and Naomi Betson, Kansas Biological Survey and KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (KU Field Station award recipients)
Souza presentation: "
Using enzymes to understand changes at the soil microscale: how microbes perceive their environment"
Betson presentation: "Effects of spatial aggregation on coexistence in a tallgrass prairie restoration" Watch presentation

Friday, Oct. 9 –  Camille Delavaux, Kansas Biological Survey and KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Saket Gowravaram, Aerospace Engineering (KU Field Station award recipients) 
Delavaux presentation: "Evidence for the evolution of mycorrhizal response in post-agricultural grasslands"
Gowravaram presentations: "Wildland fire monitoring and mapping using UAS Near-Infrared and Thermal Imagery" and "Inter-comparison of UAS and NEON derived NDVI for hay field observation" Watch presentation

Friday, Oct. 16 – Irene Unger, Baker University, "Introduction to the Wakarusa Field Station, Baker University Wetlands"  Watch presentation

Friday, Oct. 23 – No seminar

Friday, Oct. 30 – Sam Sharpe, Ph.D. candidate, Kansas State University, "Sex and Gender Diversity in Biology" Watch presentation

Friday, Nov. 6 – Kayla Clouse and Haley Burrill, Kansas Biological Survey and KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (KU Field Station award recipients)

Friday, Nov. 13 – No seminar. Talks scheduled for this week have been postponed until the spring semester (Kaci Zarek, KU Environmental Studies Program, KU Field Station award recipient); Kynser Wahwahsuck, Kansas Biological Survey and KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)

Friday, Nov. 20 – Dana Peterson, Kansas Biological Survey, "A description and visualization of NEON’s remote sensing data collected at the KU Field Station, an opportunity to discuss future research" Watch presentation

Friday, Nov. 27 – No seminar: Thanksgiving 

Friday, Dec. 4 – Laura Downey, Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education; and Rob Ramos, Kansas Biological Survey and KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


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