Seminar Series

The Biology Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa holds regular seminar series that are open to students, faculty, and the public.  The featured guest speakers come from local, national, and international institutes.  Please check this page regularly to see any updates on seminars.

January 24, 2014
Guest Speaker: Marc Lammers, Associate Researcher
Institute: HIMB
Title: "Listening to the sea: Investigating cetaceans and their habitats using acoustics"

January 31, 2014
Guest Speaker: Kevin Weng, Pelagic Fisheries Research Program Manager
Institute: Pelagic Fisheries Research Program
Title: "Fish Futures: Observation, Adaptation and Climate"

February 7, 2014
Guest Speaker: Mark Hay, Professor of Environmental Biology
Institute: Georgia Tech
Title: "Ecosystem tipping points, chemical ecology, adnt he continuing death-spiral of coral reefs"

February 14, 2014
Guest Speaker: Adam Summers
Institute: University of Washington and Friday Harbor Marine Labs
Title: "Of sharks, sand and sticky fishes - Marine biomaterials from blue sky research"
Location: Biomed B103
Time: 
3:30pm - 4:30pm

February 21, 2014
Guest Speaker: Andrew Whitehead
Institute: University of Califonia, Davis
Title: "Exploring the genomic landscape of evolved phsyiological plasticity in killifish"

Location: KUY 101
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

February 28, 2014
Guest Speaker: Tom Kocher, Professor of Biology
Institute: University of Maryland, College Park
Title: "Adaptive Radiation of Cichlid Fishes"
Location: Biomed B103
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

March 7, 2014
Guest Speaker: Kathy Belov
Institute: University of Sydney

March 11, 2014
Guest Speaker: Janie Wulff, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Institute: Florida State University
Title: "Bottom-up, top-down, and side-ways control of sponges: Conclusions muddled by methods"
Location: Biomed B103
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

March 14, 2014
NO SEMINAR

March 21, 2014
Guest Speaker: Peter Davies
Institute: Cornell
Title: "Biotech (GMO) Crops - Science and Sustainability"
Location: Biomed B103
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

April 4, 2013
Guest Speaker: Don Hemmes, Professor Emeritus and Lecturer - Biology
Institute: University of Hawaii at Hilo
Title: "Mushrooms and other fleshy fungy in the Hawaiian Islands"
Location: Biomed B103
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

April 11, 2014
Guest Speaker: Spencer Nyholm
Institute: University of Connecticut
Title: "Symbiosis between marine bacteria and Hawaiian bobtain squid, Euprymna scolopes"
Location: Biomed B103
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

April 18, 2014
GOOD FRIDAY

April 25, 2014
Guest Speaker: Steve Haddock, Scientist - Bioluminescence and Zooplankton
Institute: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Title: "Biodiversity and Bioluminescence of Gelatinous Zoolplankton: Applying modern tools to ancient questions"
Location: BioMed B103
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

April 28, 2014
Guest Speaker: Deron Burkepile, Assistant Professor - Department of Biological Sciences
Institute: Florida International University
Title: "Drivers of coral reef community dynamics in a changing ocean"
Location: MSB 100
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

May 2, 2014
Guest Speaker: Rachael Wade, PhD Student - Department of Botany
Institute: University of Hawaii, Manoa
Title: "Stolen plastids: What kleptoplasts can tell us about sea slug ecology and bryopsidalean diversity"
Location: BioMed B103
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

May 5, 2014
Guest Speaker: Chelsea Wood, Postdoctoral Scholar - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Institute: University of Colorado at Boulder
Title: "Winners and losers among parasites in a changing ocean"
Location: MSB 100
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

May 7, 2014
Guest Speaker: Tom Oliver, Assistant Researcher - Department of Biology
Institute: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Title: "Sex and Stress in Reef Corals: An Evolutionary Genomic View on Sex Differences, Thermal Tolerance, and Effective Conservation Strategies"
Location: MSB 100
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

May 9, 2014
Guest Speaker: Don Price, Professor - Department of Biology
Institute: University of Hawaii at Hilo
Title: "Population phylogeography, local adaptation and speciation in Hawaiian Drosophila"
Location: Biomed B103
Time: 3:30pm -  4:30pm

May 16, 2014
Guest Speaker: Jeff Scales

June 6, 2014
Guest Speaker: Jeff Leis, Senior Fellow in Ichthyology
Institute: Australian Naitonal Museum
Title: "Pelagic Reef Fishes: Remarkable Animals doing Remarkable Things"
Location: Pauley Classroom at Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
Time: 3:00pm

 

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