QUBS Seminars 2024

8 May - 14 August 2024

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. In the past two years our seminars have been virtual, but this year we are returning to in-person. Typically held in the Conference Room in the R.J. Robertson Biodiversity Centre each Wednesday at 7:00 pm, seminars this year begin May 8. All are welcome!

Recorded Summer Seminars can be viewed on our YouTube Channel

Date Speaker Talk Title
8 May QUBS researchers & summer interns What we do at QUBS
15 May  Robert Hanner, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph Applications and limitations of eDNA for aquatic biomonitoring


16 May (Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm)

Cathryn Abbott, Research Scientist, Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Pacific Biological Station The twisty-turny road towards translating eDNA science into action
22 May Julia Riley (Mount Allison University)

Reptile Sociality – Tipping the Scales

29 May No seminar n/a
5 June Isaac Armstrong (Queen's University) Dishin' dirt: sedimentary invertebrate remains as indicators of long-term change in two Great Lakes Areas of Concern
12 June

Eryn McFarlane (York University)

Replicate hybrid zones: the promise, the pitfalls and the path forward.

19 June

Dominic Wood & Chloe Dean-More

Understanding tundra plant community responses to future climate warming with long-term soil fertilisation - Dominic Wood

Consequences of sexual reproduction in clonal invasive plants - Chloe Dean-Moore

26 June Madeleine Robitaille

Using environmental DNA to map a contact zone between deeply diverged frog mitochondrial lineages in Southern Ontario

3 July

Ginger Elliot

Zoos, Conservation, and Assisted Reproductive Technology for Snakes!

10 July Lake Shift, Rapid Fire Talk Graduate Research in Ontario:  
Speakers: Blue Miaoran Dong (Carleton University) - Jenelle Regnier-Davies & Bradley Bernard (Toronto Metropolitan University ) - Kaitlin McCartney, Marianna Healey & Debbie Hernandez  (Wilfred Laurier University)
17 July Alyssa Reynolds and Arjun Augustine (Queen's University)

Alyssa: Climate change and breeding phenology of Eastern Ontario frogs and toads. Arjun: Differentiation of freshwater island snakes - implications for evolution and conservation.

24 July David Cheung Bugdex App (title to be confirmed)
31 July    
7 August Dr. Benoit Talbot and Dr. Roman McKay, (University of Ottawa) Investigation of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Eastern Ontario
14 August