Seminar Series

Winter 2019 Seminar Schedule

All seminars are held Friday at 12 PM in SN 2018 unless otherwise noted.


Topic or title 

January 18th, 2019  

David Wilson
Memorial University
"Dealing with the din: how animals communicate in an increasingly noisy world"

January 25th, 2019

Steven Carr
Memorial University
"On the persistence and detectability of ancient Beothuk and Maritime Archaic mitochondrial DNA genomes among modern Native and Euro-Americans"

February 1st, 2019

Valeria Vergara
Ocean Wise
"Do Wild Belugas Use Vocal Signatures? A Sound-Centered Species in Today’s Noisy World"
**Note, seminar will be at 2 PM in SN 2018 and will be a special remote seminar**

February 8th, 2019

Paul Regular
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
"Using simulation to optimize the sampling design of fisheries-independent trawl surveys"

February 15th, 2019

Suzanne Dufour
Memorial University
"The thyasirid bivalve-bacteria relationship: it’s complicated"

February 22nd, 2019

**Winter break, no seminar**

March 1st, 2019

John Pisapio
Newfoundland Wildlife Division
“Wildlife research in the ‘Big Land’: Labrador’s mega fauna”

March 8th, 2019

Andrew Lang
Memorial University
"Patterns and processes in viral evolution: from the global scale to within individual infected hosts"

March 15th, 2019

Rodd Laing
Director of Environment, Nunatsiavut Government
"The Imappivut (Our Oceans) Marine Planning Initiative – An Inuit-led approach to marine management"

March 22nd, 2019

David Coté
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
"Integrated Studies and Ecosystem Characterization of the Labrador Sea Deep Ocean"

March 29th, 2019

Aerin Jacob
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
"From Yellowstone to Yukon: The art and science of large landscape conservation"

**Hosted by Geography, 3 PM in SN2025**

April 8th and 9th, 2019

**BGSS Keynote and public talk**
Joel Brown
University of Illinois and Moffitt Cancer Centre

April 26th, 2019

Victoria Neville

WWF Oceans

WWF Living Planet Report

May 3rd, 2019

Philip McLoughlin
University of Saskatchewan
"Insights into the ecology and conservation of boreal caribou where they occur the most, but yet we know the least"


Snack duty:

Jan. 18th
Wilson, Peña-Castillo
Jan. 25th
Feb. 1st
Montevecchi, Edinger
Feb. 8th
Vander Wal, Miller
Feb. 15th
Dufour, Purchase
Feb. 22nd
**No seminar**
Mar. 1st
Staveley, Tahlan
Mar. 8th
Lang, Igamberdiev
Mar. 15th
Wiersma, Roncal
Mar. 22nd
Marshall, Bignell
Mar. 29th



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