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Spring 2022 Friday Ecology Seminars

Ecology Seminars hosted by the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research are held on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. and are open to the public. During the spring 2022 semester, talks will be virtual or hybrid and broadcast via Zoom. Please join Zoom by 12:10 p.m. if possible. Recordings will be posted on our YouTube channel during the following week.

For speakers who would like to give an in-person talk, we will set up in Takeru Higuchi Hall or Smissman Hall on West Campus, the two buildings directly north of the Park-and-Ride lot. The format options will be noted in the weekly announcements about talks.

To 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. Dan Reuman. Dan will coordinate introductions at the beginning of each talk as well as the question-and-answer session at the end of the talk.

To access the seminars via Zoom, please use the same link and passcode each week; these will be available soon. Please do NOT share the link and passcode on social media.

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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 and universities, visitors to campus, or people in the region. Most of our talks are research-oriented, but this seminar series also has proven to be a good forum for sharing information about nonprofits and government agencies. We interpret "talks" broadly; some are polished presentations, while others are opportunities to discuss ideas or a tentative plan for a project.

Friday, Jan. 28 — Open slot

Friday, Feb. 4 — Professional development for graduate students, topic TBD

Friday,  Feb. 11 — Open slot

Friday,  Feb. 18 — Open slot

Friday,  Feb. 25 — Jasmin Albert, University of Kansas postdoctoral researcher, topic TBD

Friday,  March 4 — Professional development for graduate students, topic TBD

Friday,  March 11 — Open slot

Friday,  March 18 — No seminar (spring break)

Friday,  March 25 — Jon Walters, University of Virginia, topic TBD

Friday,  April 1 — Professional development for graduate students, topic TBD

Friday,  April 8 — Gaurav Kandlikar (University of Missouri): Microbial effects on plant community dynamics through the lens of plant functional traits

Friday,  April 15 — Open slot

Friday,  April 22 — Amy Rosemond (University of Georgia), Armitage speaker, KU Field Station

Friday,  April 29 — Leland Russell (Wichita State University): Deer herbivory, light availability and tree regeneration in the Kansas Cross Timbers.

Friday,  May 6 — Professional development for graduate students, topic TBD

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