Spring 2021 Ecology Seminars
Kansas Biological Survey Ecology Seminars are held on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. and are open to the public. During the spring 2021 semester, seminars will be held via Zoom and will include one 50-minute talk or two 20-minute talks. Recordings of each talk will be posted on our YouTube channel during the following week.
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If you have questions about the seminars, email Prof. Helen Alexander, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Prof. Ben Sikes, email@example.com.
Our seminars cover a wide range of topics that broadly relate to ecology and/or conservation issues. Often presentations are given by KU faculty, staff or students, but we also have talks by people at nearby colleges/universities, visitors to campus, or people in the region. Most of our talks are research-oriented, but this seminar series also has been a good forum for sharing information about nonprofits or government agencies. We interpret “talks” broadly; some are polished presentations, while others are opportunities to discuss ideas or a tentative plan for a project.
Use the Zoom link and passcode below, each week, for all spring semester seminars. Please do NOT share this link and password on social media.
Friday, February 12—Student presentations: Kaci Zarek, (KU Environmental Studies Program; KU Field Station Student Research Award recipient); and Kynser Wahwahsuck (Kansas Biological Survey and KU Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
Friday, February 19—Student presentation: Soudeh Ghasemian (Kansas Biological Survey and KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology); KU Field Station Student Reserach Award recipient)
Friday, February 26—No presentation scheduled.
Friday, March 5—No presentation scheduled.
Friday, March 12—Town Peterson (KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Biodiversity Institute) "Deeper-time views of landscape and vegetation as novel information for ecological studies"
Friday, March 19—Laura Podzikowski (Kansas Biological Survey and KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology): "Productivity benefits from diversity persist despite water limitation: Causes and implications."
Friday, March 26—Bob Hagen (Kansas Biological Survey and KU Environmental Studies Program) "What they do when we’re not looking: Results from wildlife camera traps at the field station (and elsewhere)"
Friday, April 2—Dan Reuman (Kansas Biological Survey and KU Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology): "A new mechanism for the old phenomenon of population cycles, and a demonstration using data on white-tailed deer and deer-vehicle collisions."
Friday, April 9—No presentation scheduled.
Friday, April 16—Zak Ratajczak, Kansas State University (Division of Biology): "Effects of bison on tallgrass prairie resilience to changing fire and climate"
Friday, April 23—No presentation scheduled.
Friday, April 30—No presentation scheduled.