QUBS Seminars 2019

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 - 7:44 AM
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 - 7:44 AM

Each year we run a seminar series from May through August, with topics running the gamut from natural history, environmental management, and natural history to wildlife art. Held in the Conference Room in the R.J. Robertson Biodiversity Centre each Wednesday at 7:00 pm, seminars begin in the first week of May. All are welcome!

Date Speaker Talk Title
1 May Dr. Chris Elvidge (Biology, Carleton University) Providence lost: Provenance and migratory behaviour of brown trout in Finland
8 May QUBS researchers and staff What we do at QUBS
15 May Kevin Burke & Jamie Bortolotti (MSc Candidates, Queen’s University Kevin - Patterns of habitat partitioning among coexisting species of Burying Beetles. Jamie - Vocal behaviour of closely related bird species.
22 May Dr. Jacqueline Litzgus (Laurentian University The solutions should not cause more problems: Evidence-based science to inform recovery of Species at Risk reptiles 
29 May Sarena Olson (MSc Candidate, Queen’s University) The maternal effects of avian malaria in red-winged blackbirds
5 June Dr. Mike Lawrence (Carlton University) Does chronic stress mediate predator-prey interactions in wild fish? An experimental approach using exogenous cortisol implants
12 June Dr. Rob Longair (University of Calgary) Elephant Wasps of Africa: Male weapons and intrepid explorers
19 June Dr. Heather Castleden (Department of Geography & Planning and the Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University Two-Eyed Seeing: An integrative approach for implementing Indigenous and Western systems in environment-health research in Mi’kma’ki
26 June Dr. Diane Orihel (Biology & Environmental Studies, Queen's University Effects of oil sands chemicals of concern on early life stages of fish and amphibians: Results from outdoor aquatic mesocosm experiments
3 July Dr. Shelley Ball (President, BIOSPHERE Environmental Education) Why climate change and conservation need photography and filmmaking
10 July Scott Siegfried (US Army, Natural Resources) Fort Drum culvert replacement projects benefit aquatic organism passage
17 July Prof. Steve Lukits (Royal Military College) Look at That! My best images from 15 amazing years in the QUBS wilderness
24 July Dr. Jannice Friedman (Biology, Queen's University) Ecological genetics of life cycle variation in plants: the seed to succeed across spatial scales
31 July Dr. Timothy Messner (Anthropology, State University of NY Potsdam) Archaeology of the Adirondack Mountains
7 August Leanne Greaves (PhD candidate, Biology, Western University) Avian chemosignals: odour-based discrimination of species, sex, and major histocompatibility complex genotype in a songbird
14 August Lila Colston-Nepali & Katie Birchard (MSc candidates, Biology, Queen’s University) Lily: Using genomic tools to aid conservation of an arctic seabird. Katie: Using population genomics to disentangle the Leach's storm-petrel species complex (Hydrobates spp.)
21 August Liam Harrison (MSc Candidate, Biology, Queen’s University) Thermal ecology & plasticity in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus orbicollis: an observational field study
28 August Danielle Greco (MSc Candidate, Biology, Queen’s University) Effects of road salt and nutrients on freshwater zooplankton communities