News and events


NAU Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Series, Fridays at 11:30 AM in the Biological Sciences building (Building 21), room 256. To obtain information about the schedule, contact Ehren Moler or (If you would like to be placed on a mailing list to hear about our seminars, send an email to

Date Speaker Introduction Seminar Title Affiliation Notes 
1/19/2018Andrew RichardsonTBDClimate change, phenology, and ecosystem processes: What we are learning from the PhenoCam network NAU/SICCS 
1/26/2018Tad TheimerTBDSkunks, flycatchers, rainforest seedlings and a sabbatical trip around the world NAU/BiologySabattical Talk
2/2/2018Robert GuralnickNeil CobbBeyond Bergmann's Rule: A data intensive approach to examine an ecogeographic rule University of Florida 
2/23/2018Kitty GehringTBDA sabbatical year of collaborations and journeys, new and familiar NAU/BiologySabattical talk
2/16/2018Evan R BuechleySean MahoneyEcology, ecosystem services, and conservation of endangered scavengers University of Utah 
2/23/2018Michael WadeSteve ShusterComparison of natural and artificial gene drives Indiana University 
3/2/2018Tobias RiedeBrett Pasch     The evolution of arynx and syrinx and their role in vocal diversity Midwestern University 
3/9/2018Gerald PageEhren MolerPhysiological ecology of plant and soil water dynamics Oregon State University
3/16/2018Colleen IversenMarguerite MauritzLinking below ground plant traits with ecosystem processes: a multi-biome perspective Oak Ridge National Lab
3/23/2018NONE (Spring Break)TBD -  
3/30/2018Andrew Sanchez MeadorTBDTBDNAU Forestry 
4/6/2018Chris Olson     Brett PaschTBDMidwestern University 
4/13/2018Richard MichaletSteve ShusterConsistent phenotypic effects of cushion plants in contrasting alpine climates Universite de Bordeaux 
4/20/2018George KochTBDTBDTentative 
4/27/2018Michael SingerLiza HoleskiTBDWesleyan University 
5/4/2018NONE (Reading Week)  -  
5/11/2018NONE (Finals Week)  -  



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