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Lum Clark Seminar Series

NOTE:  All seminars will be held in Room 250, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research unless stated otherwise. 
 

Fall 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014.  3:00-5:00 pm.  Dr. Steven Crookes, GLIER. Biodiversity and molecular ecology: using molecular biology to foster greater understanding and protection of the biosphereFull abstract here.

Thursday, September 25, 2014.  3:30-5:30.  Dr. Sherri A. Mason.  State University of New York Fredonia.  The Great Plasticized Lakes.  Full Abstract HereFull Poster Here

Friday, October 3, 2014.  3:00-5:00.  Dr. Brent Lofgren, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.  Complexity in Great Lakes Regional Climate Change: Air, Land, and Lakes Invite All Their Friends to the PartyFull Abstract hereFull Poster here.

Friday, October 31, 2014.  3:00-5:00.  Dr. Charles Krueger, Michigan State University.  Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System: Discovering the Secret Lives of Fishes.  Full Abstract here.  Poster here.

Friday, November 14, 2014.  3:00-5:00.  Dr. Stuart Ludsin, Ohio State University.  Fish Recruitment in the Great Lakes:  Misconceptions & Contributions to General Recruitment TheoryFull Abstract here.

Friday, November 21, 2014.  3:00-5:00.  Dr. Robert Huber, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.  Quantitative Adventures in Behavior: from Aggression to AddictionFull Abstract here.

Friday, November 28, 2014.  3:00-5:00.  Dr. Bulent Mutus, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor.  Biopolymer-based biofilters for the removal of nutrients from agriculture-generated wastewater.  Full Abstract hereFull Poster here.

 

Winter 2014

Friday, January 24, 1014.  3:00 pm.  Amanda Barkley, M.Sc. Student, GLIER.  Capture Induced Stress in a Deep-water Marine Fish and the Implications for the Release of by-catch in the Arctic.  Full abstract here.

Friday, January 24, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Danielle VanMensel, M.Sc. Student, GLIER.  Investigating the effects of gamma irradiation on sulfate-reducing bacteria and methanogens in tailings material from the Alberta oil sands.  Full abstract here.

Friday, January 31, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Nickolas Kosmenko, M.Sc. Student, GLIER. Bioenergetics modeling to assess aquatic invasive species impact.  Full abstract here.

Friday, January 31, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Zachary DiLoretto, M.Sc. Student, GLIER.  Understanding the Dynamics of A Mussel Shell Bioreactor: The Stockton Coal Mine, New Zealand.  Full abstract here.

Friday, February 7, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Adriana Forest, M.Sc. Student, GLIER.  Environmental and behavioural determinants of alternative reproductive tactics in Chinook salmon, Oncorhyncus tshawytscha.  Full abstract here.

Friday, February 7, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Justin Mychek-Londer, PhD. Student, GLIER.  Molecular ecology of Lake Erie lake whitefish: a project proposal.  Full abstract here.  See poster here

Friday, February 28, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Keara Stanislawczyk.  M.Sc. Student, GLIER.  Comparison of Traditional Taxonomy and Molecular Techniques for Identifying Rare Species in Hamilton Harbour.  Full abstract hereFull poster here.

Friday, February 28, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Deanna Ferguson.  M.Sc. Student.  Early detection of aquatic invasive species in ballast water using the FlowCAM.  Full abstract here.  Full poster here.

Friday, March 7, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Lauren DiPierdomenico, M.Sc Student.  Trophic ecology and PCB bioaccumulation in the lower tropic levels of Lake Huron’s pelagic food web.  See Poster and Full Abstract here.

Friday, March 7, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Maryam Karimpour.  Ph.D. Student.  Sexual selection in an artificial ecosystem: Random choice versus choice for good genes.  View Poster here.  View Full Abstract here.

Friday, March 14, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Xin Sun. M.Sc. Student.  Determination of physiological tolerance in two Great Lakes invading goby species: Round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) and Tubenose goby (Proterorhinus semilunaris).  See Poster hereSee Full Abstract here.

Friday, March 14, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Felicia Vincelli.  M.Sc. Student.  Selection effects on the Round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) in the Laurentian Great Lakes.  See Poster hereSee full Abstract here.

Friday, March 21, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Jie Si Ma, M.Sc. Student.  Effects of Black Carbon and Labile Organic Carbon on the Bioavailability and Community Level Impacts of Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants and Mercury on Sediment Benthic Organisms.  See Poster hereSee full Abstract here.

Friday, March 21, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Brent Nawrocki, M.Sc Student.  Niches and trophic positions of top predator fish species in the lower Huron-Erie Corridor.  See Poster hereSee full Abstract here.

Friday, March 28, 2014.  3:00 pm.  Samir Qureshi, M.Sc. Student.  Community response to natural and anthropogenic stressors as measured by next generation sequencing.  See Poster hereSee Full Abstract here.

Friday, March 28, 2014.  3:00 pm.  James Mumby, M.Sc. Student.  Non-complementary foraging behaviour of Lake Ontario salmonid species.  See Poster and full Abstract here.

Fall 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012.  11:00 am.  Dr. Nicholas Parnell, Postoctoral Researcher, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour Program, Georgia Institute of Technology.  The genetic underpinnings of diversity in a rapid adaptive radiation

Winter 2012

February 16, 2012.  3:00 pm.  Boris Beric, M.Sc. Student, GLIER.  Rapid Response to Invasive Species: Eradication, Control and Suppression strategies.

February 16, 012.  3:30 pm.  Harri Pettitt-Wade, PhD Student, GLIER.  An eco-evolutionary approach to the study of aquatic invasive species.

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