Each Friday during the academic year the department offers a Friday afternoon seminar featuring special speakers and visiting scholars. Seminars are held at 3:00 pm in room 310 at the School of Media and Public Affairs Building (MPA 310), located at 805 21st NW, Washington, DC 20052 unless otherwise specified.

Date Speaker Title Host

August 31st, 2018

New Graduate Students (GWU), Location: MPA 310, 12pm-1:30pm Meeting the New Grad Students  Gustavo Hormiga, Director of Graduate Studies 
August 31st, 2018

Yan Wong (Oxford University)

Visualizing the Tree of All Living Species  Steven Singer (Georgetown University)
September 14th, 2018 Betsy von Holle (National Science Foundation and University of Central Florida), The influence of climate change and biotic interactions on the potential for range shifts of native and nonnative species Keryn Gedan
September 28, 2018 Harlan Posters (GW Biology), Location: SEH B1167, 4:00pm-5:30pm Harlan Posters  Tara Scully and Jelena Patrnogic
October 5th, 2018 Joseph Uyeda (Virginia Tech) Macroevolutionary landscapes and phylogenetic natural history Mollie Manier & Amy Zanne
October 12th, 2018 Matthew Colonnese (GW Pharmacology) Developing a rich brain in a poor environment: Fetal brain specializations for circuit formation Leon Grayfer 
October 26th, 2018 Maile Neel (University of Maryland) Going with the Flow: Spatial Genetic Structure in the Submersed Aquatic Plant Vallisneria americana Keryn Gedan
November 2nd, 2018 Nicolas Roehner (Stowers Institute) Metabolic Evolution in Cavefish Arnaud Martin
November 9th, 2018 Krista Anderson-Teixeira (Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute) Disentangling global change impacts on forest dynamics in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Ecoregion Amy Zanne
November 16th, 2018 Jason Gallant (Michigan State University) The Genomic Basis of Communication Signal Variation in Electric Fish Guillermo Orti
November 23rd, 2018 THANKSGIVING  N/A N/A
November 30th, 2018 Karin Burghardt (University of Maryland Entomology) Diversity and ecosystem impact of insects in managed landscapes John Lill
December 7th, 2018 Andrew Moore (GW Biology) Building blocks and empty spaces: Vertebral evolution in two lineages of dinosaur (PhD Dissertation Exit Seminar) Jim Clark




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