Departmental Seminars Archive

The 2020-2021 seminars were held via Zoom on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm. Several seminars were cancelled in spring 2020 due to COVID-19. When in person, seminars are normally held in the Presentation Studo at SFU's Big Data Hub. 

Spring 2021

13-Jan-2021 Jonathan Moore Biological Sciences and REM, SFU Science, stressors, and stewardship of samon watersheds
20-Jan-2021 16th Distinguished Alumni Speaker, Oliver Love University of Windsor Physiology of reproductive decisions in an Arctic-breeding seabird
27-Jan-2021 Sharp Ideas on Teaching & Learning, Inaugural Speaker, Elli Theobald University of Washington Mind the gap: Active learning as one tool to achieve equity in STEM classrooms
10-Feb-2021 2021 Finlayson Biodiversity Speaker, Tara Martin University of British Columbia Transforming ecological data into conservation decisions
3-Mar-2021 Pamela Ronald University of California, Davis Enhancing Food Security through Rice Genetic Improvement
10-Mar-2021 Fourth Annual Webster Visiting Scholar in Symbiosis, Zakee Sabree Ohio State University Deciphering Phenotypes of Symbiosis
17-Mar-2021 Jenny Cory Biological Sciences, SFU Population cycles and pathogens in a forest insect
24-Mar-2021 MacCarthy Lecture, Mark Hoddle University of California, Riverside Crushing the Curve: Amplification of Biocontrol of Asian Citrus Psyllid in California
7-Apr-2021 Marty Leonard Dalhousie University Ambient Noise and Parent-Offspring Communication in Birds

Fall 2020

23-Sep-2020 Gordon Rintoul Biological Sciences, SFU The alien within: mitochondria in your brain
30-Sep-2020 Graham Diering University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill The stuff dreams are made of: Remodeling synapses during sleep
7-Oct-2020 Richard Wassersug University of British Columbia Communicating as a Scientist in a World Confounded by COVID
21-Oct-2020 Simon Levin Princeton University Mathematical ecology: A century of progress, and challenges for the next century
28-Oct-2020 Rindy Anderson Florida Atlantic University Bird songs and bird brains: the evolution of elaborate and reliable animal communication signals
4-Nov-2020 Sherryl Bisgrove Biological Sciences, SFU Kelp Forests in B.C. – looking to the future
18-Nov-2020 2020 Finlayson Biodiversity Speaker, Kai Chan University of British Columbia System Change for Sustainability: Relational values may unlock incentives, certification, regulations, and more
25-Nov-2020 Thomas Therriault Fisheries and Oceans Canada European Green Crab in British Columbia: Understanding a High-Risk Invader
2-Dec-2020 Scott Wilson Carleton University Identifying priority areas in Latin America for the joint conservation of migratory Species-at-Risk and threatened Neotropical fauna

Spring 2020

8-Jan-2020 Grad Hosted Speaker, Christine Bishop Pacific Wildlife Research Centre, Delta Neonicotinoids in your neighbourhood: Hummingbirds and Bees in the Fraser Valley
29-Jan-2020 Lotta Kvarnemo University of Gothenburg The many mysteries of monogamy
5-Feb-2020 Ben Freeman University of British Columbia From the Alps to the Andes: How gloabl warming is changing where montane species live
12-Feb-2020 Greg Bole and Angie O'Neill (aka Charles and Emma Darwin) University of British Columbia Charles and Emma: The evolution of a marriage
26-Feb-2020 Third Annual Webster Visiting Scholar in Symbiosis, Claire Kremen University of British Columbia Can we reassemble pollinator communities and functions through restoration within intensive agricultural landscapes?
11-Mar-2020 Sarah Cohen UNC Chapel Hill Advanced imaging approaches to study lipid trafficking within and between cells

Fall 2019

18-Sep-2019 R. Alexander Pyron George Washington University Spatial Distribution of Evolutionary Diversification and Extinction Risk in Reptiles and Amphibians
25-Sep-2019 Anu Singh-Cundy Western Washington University Models and manipulatives in the Biology classroom: Engaging visual and kinesthetic learners
2-Oct-2019 Anne Salomon REM, Simon Fraser University Tipping points and time travel through North America's undersea forests
9-Oct-2019 Darcy Visscher The King's University, Edmonton Scared to death: the ecology of fear
16-Oct-2019 Julian Christians Biological Sciences, SFU A Womb with a View: How the placenta responds to its environment
23-Oct-2019 Distinguished Alumni Speaker, Nello Angerilli Academics Without Borders Curiosity driven active dissatisfaction - Making things better
30-Oct-2019 Harald Hutter Biological Sciences, SFU How to build neuronal circuits: a tale of pioneers and followers
6-Nov-2019 Colleen Farmer University of Utah Fluidic Devices in Reptile Lungs
13-Nov-2019 Michael Wiebe Green Party, Vancouver City Councillor Reconnecting through Water: the ability to reconnect urban populations with land, water, and culture
20-Nov-2019 Grad hosted speaker, Elena Bennett McGill University Using ecosystem services to guide management in Canadian working landscapes