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Latest Issues: Fall 2019Spring 2019, Fall 2018 (PDF)


Seminar Series

Join us on Friday afternoons to hear from local speakers and visiting scholars. Seminars are held at 3 p.m. in room B07 at the School of Media and Public Affairs building unless otherwise specified.

Spring 2020 Seminar Schedule 




Past Seminar Events

Building blocks and empty spaces: Vertebral evolution in two lineages of dinosaur (PhD Dissertation Exit Seminar)

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:00pm

Speaker: Andrew Moore (GW Biology)

Host: Jim Clark, GW Weintraub Professor of Biology

Diversity and ecosystem impact of insects in managed landscapes

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 3:00pm

Speaker: Karin Burghardt (University of Maryland Entomology)

Host: John Lill, GW Chair & Professor of Biology

The Genomic Basis of Communication Signal Variation in Electric Fish

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

Speaker: Jason Gallant (Michigan State University)

Host: Guillermo Orti, GW Weintraub Professor of Biology

Disentangling global change impacts on forest dynamics in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Ecoregion

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 3:00pm

Speaker: Krista Anderson-Teixeira (Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute)

Host: Amy Zanne, GW Associate Professor of Biology

Metabolic Evolution in Cavefish

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:00pm

Speaker: Nicolas Roehner (Stowers Institute)

Host: Arnaud Martin, GW Assistant Professor of Biology

Going with the Flow: Spatial Genetic Structure in the Submersed Aquatic Plant Vallisneria americana

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:00pm

Speaker: Maile Neel (University of Maryland)

Host: Keryn Gedan, GW Assistant Professor of Biology

Developing a rich brain in a poor environment: Fetal brain specializations for circuit formation

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:00pm

Speaker: Matthew Colonnese (GW Pharmacology)

Host: Leon Grayfer, GW Assistant Professor of Biology

Harlan Posters

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Speaker: Harlan Posters (GW Biology)

Host: Tara Scully and Jelena Patrnogic

Location: SEH B1167

The influence of climate change and biotic interactions on the potential for range shifts of native and nonnative species

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

Speaker: Betsy von Holle (National Science Foundation and University of Central Florida)

Host: Keryn Gedan, GW Assistant Professor of Biology

Visualizing the Tree of All Living Species

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 3:00pm

Speaker: Yan Wong (Oxford University)

Host: Steven Singer (Georgetown University)

Meeting the New Grad Students

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speaker: New Graduate Students (GW)

Host: Gustavo Hormiga, Director of Graduate Studies