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KU ecology seminars: Spring 2017

Kansas Biological Survey ecology seminars are held on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. in 130 Higuchi Hall on west campus at 2101 Constant Avenue. Feel free to bring a lunch (microwave oven available).

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) seminars are held on Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. (refreshments at 3:30) in 1005 Haworth Hall on main campus. Seminar titles are available approximately one week prior to scheduled times on the department's online calendar

Quantitative Lunch is held Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in 130 Higuchi Hall. This group discusses current research that has a mathematical, statistical, or computational approach to a biological topic. Bring a lunch.

Seminars for the spring 2017 semester

February 3, Friday:  Dawn Beuhler (Friends of the Kaw), "Journey down our Kansas River"

February 8, Wednesday: Jim Bever, Kansas Biological Survey Senior Scientist and KU Foundation Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Room 130, Higuchi

February 10, Friday:  Helen Alexander (KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), "Three years of a prairie restoration at Free State High School: research, education, and outreach"

February 17, Friday:  Jacob Hopkins (KBS, KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), "Biotic and abiotic interactions in ecosystems: A plant-soil approach"

February 22, Wednesday: Keely Brown (Kelly Laboratory, KU), Room 130, Higuchi

February 24, Friday: Kelly Kindscher (KBS, KU Dept. of Environmental Studies) "Medicinal plants: Echinacea and medicines of the prairie."

March 3, Friday: Sirwan Alimoradi (KU Dept. of Environmental Engineering)

March 8, Wednesday: Bruce Lieberman, “Chance and predictability in the history of life,” Room 130, Higuchi

March 10, Friday: Maged Nosshi, (KU Dept. of Geography and Atmospheric Science)

March 17, Friday:  Christoph Lehmeier (KBS, KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)

March 18-26: Spring break, no seminars scheduled

March 31, Friday: Jonathan Bauer (Indiana University)

April 5, Wednesday: Sudeep Chandra, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, and director of the university's lake lab in the Sierras, 12 p.m., Room 121, Takeru Higuchi Hall, "Life beneath Tahoe waters: The good, the bad and the weird."

April 5, Wednesday: Rebekah Wagner (Agusto Laboratory, KU), Room 130 Higuchi

April 7, Friday: Theo Michaels, KBS, KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, "Nucleation theory: A new approach to restoration trajectories"; and Chet Bhatta (EEB/KU), "Differential foraging behavior in Asian and European honey bees."

April 14, Friday: Courtney Coppinger, KU Dept of Environmental Studies; Bob Hagen, KU Dept of Environmental Studies

April 21, Friday: Terra Lubin, KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

April 26-27 Wednesday and Thursday: John Harte, University of California-Berkeley, Armitage lecturer, will give a 4 p.m. talk at the KU Field Station on April 26. He will speak at the EEB seminar time on Thursday, April 27, 3:45 p.m., 1005 Haworth Hall.

No Friday noon seminar at Higuchi Hall April 28.

May 3, Wednesday: Doug Eifler, Room 130 Higuchi

May 5, Friday: Tomas Green (Engineering student, KU, Co-leader of local Citizens Climate Lobby group)

Bus and parking options for Higuchi Hall (Kansas Biological Survey)
  • KU visitors from main campus can take the KU Park & Ride bus from main campus for free, which drops them off right next to Higuchi Hall. That bus runs every five minutes during the semester.         
  • There are yellow, red and blue lots surrounding Higuchi Hall.         
  • For non-KU visitors, there are some metered spaces in front of the Higuchi Biosciences Center, next door, and a few on the very south line of parking stalls in the Park & Ride lot. Bring change for the meters.