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SCBI Rock Creek Park Seminars

Spring 2018 Lecture Schedule

Lectures are held in the Research Building at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Fridays at 3:30 p.m, unless otherwise noted. Dates are subject to change. For directions to the Research Building, please see this Google map.

Jan. 12, 2018

Dr. Heidi Fisher | University of Maryland, Department of Biology
Genetic basis and fitness consequences of sperm competition and cooperation in deer mice
 

Jan. 19, 2018

Dr. Mario Pesendorfer | Cornell Lab of Ornithology
The evolutionary and ecological context of food-hoarding in birds 
 

Jan. 26, 2018

Dr. Cecilia Nilsson | Cornell Lab of Ornithology, U.S.; ENRAM, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach; Lund University, Sweden
Tracking and weather radar to study the flight behavior of birds and insects at multiple scales
 

Feb. 2, 2018

Dr. Henrik Rasmussen | Savannah Tracking Ltd; Save the Elephants
Developing technology for conservation
 

Feb. 9, 2018

Dr. Megan Brown | Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
When the stork doesn't deliver: biology and management of crane reproduction
 

Feb. 16, 2018

Scott Weidensaul | Author, Naturalist
Caught in the SNOWstorm: Studying Snowy Owls
 

Feb. 23, 2018

Smithsonian Ornithology Exchange
 

March 2, 2018

Dr. Karen Carleton | University of Maryland
Seeing is believing: vision through the eyes of a fish


March 9, 2018

Dr. Kristin Hook | University of Maryland, Department of Environmental Science and Technology
When form meets function: the influence of sperm shape on sperm aggregation behavior in Peromyscus rodents


March 16, 2018

Dr. Tyler Flockhart | University of Maryland (Frostberg, Appalachian Lab)
Population models of cats and birds in the urban jungle


March 23, 2018

Dr. Andrea Townsend | Hamilton College, Biology Department
Victims or hosts? Disease, social behavior and long-distance migration in the American crow
 

March 30, 2018

Dr. Pedro Peloso | National Museum of Natural History; Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi
Life among frogs: a perspective from a decade of research and exploration


April 6, 2018

Dr. Klaus Koepfli | Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Center for Conservation Genomics
Conservation genomics for black-footed ferrets and/or African antelopes


April 13, 2018

Dr. Patricia Medici| Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative
Promoting the Research and Conservation of Tapirs Throughout Brazil
 

April 20, 2018

Dr. Rob Moyle | University of Kansas, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Genomic insights into bird speciation in the tropical Pacific


April 27, 2018

Dr. Elin Videvall | Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Center for Conservation Genomics

Dual transcriptomics of birds with malaria
 

May 4, 2018

Dr. Natalia Przelomska | National Museum of Natural History; Smithsonian  Conservation Biology Institute Center for Conservation Genomics
Is it time to flower? Molecular ecology and pathways of dispersal in foxtail millet
 

May 11, 2018

Dr. Karan Odom | Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Losing not choosing? Reconstructing the evolution of female and male bird song
 

May 16, 2018

Dr. Jason Chapman | University of Exeter
Chasing the High Fliers: Radar Studies of Insect Migration
 

May 18, 2018

Dr. Sussy De La Zerda | American Bird Conservancy
Trends in the birds of Bogota, Colombia: 26 years of Christmas bird counts
 

May 25, 2018

Dr. Tom Akre | Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
The Conservation Commons Working Land and Seascapes Action Area: Current research and future plans