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Biology Seminar Series

Biology – the science of life – is an excitingly diverse and multifaceted area of research. The Department of Biology’s seminar series provides the opportunity for Laurier community to be exposed to new ideas and discoveries from across the spectrum of biological research, and to engage in conversation and collaboration.

All graduate and senior honours Biology students are expected to attend the seminar series.

2018 Schedule

All seminars take place at the same time and place unless otherwise indicated.

  • When: Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Bricker Academic Building, room BA202

Join us after each seminar at Veritas for refreshments and continued interaction.

Winter 2018

  • Jan. 12, 2018: Sapna Sharma, PhD, York University. Topic: On thin ice: Are lakes feeling the heat?
  • Jan. 19, 2018: Catherine Dieleman, PhD, University of Guelph. Topic: From peatlands to uplands: Changes in ecosystems structure and function in northern carbon-rich soil systems.
  • Jan. 26, 2018: Hugh Broders, PhD, University of Waterloo. Topic: Social and population biology of temperate bats.
  • Feb. 2, 2018: Peter Kotanen, PhD, University of Toronto-Mississauga. Topic: Running scared: Enemy release as a continuing process for invasive plants.
  • Feb. 9, 2018: Lesley MacNeil, PhD, McMaster University. Topic: Environmental control of health and development: Learning from C. elegans and its bacterial diet.
  • Feb. 23, 2018: Reading Week - no seminar.
  • March 2, 2018: Richelle Mader-Monaghan, PhD, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus. Topic: Escaping biology lectures: Design and delivery of educational escape boxes.
  • March 9, 2018: Douglas Deutschman, PhD, Wilfrid Laurier University. Topic: The abuse of power in conservation biology: How poor application of sophisticated statistical models can lead to wasted resources and poor conservation outcomes.
  • March 23, 2018: BI499‡ Posters - no speakers.

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