Virtual Seminars 2021

5 May through 25 August 2021

Each year we traditionally run an in-person seminar series from May through August, with topics running the gamut from natural history, environmental management, and natural history to wildlife art. With Covid-19 we reimagined our seminar series in 2020 and again in 2021, asking our speakers to contribute virtually. There seminars listed below are a combination of pre-recorded seminars posted on our YouTube channel and live seminars. We try to advertise these using social media and our own news feed where folks may register for the talks. Talks are typically at 7PM on the dates specified.

Date Speaker Talk Title
5 May Lesley Rudy/Meg Britt (Queen's University)

Nest and hatchling phenology of the Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica) near its northern range limit (with Lesley Rudy) / Male advertisement call tactics in northern and southern populations of spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) (with Meg Britt) [live]

19 May Dr. Brock Fenton (Western University) The world through a bat's ear [live]
2 June Dr. Jodi Rowley (Curator Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Biology, Australian Museum The impact of Australia's 2019-2020 bushfires on fronts:  people power to the rescue [live]
16 June Drs. Laura Cameron and Matt Rogalsky (Queen's University) - co-author Dr. Robin Westfland Listener: W.W.H. “Bill” Gunn’s Life in Sound (Part One: Exercise Muskox) [live]
30 June 2021 QUBS Researchers 2021 Open House:  Celebrating 76 years of the Queen's University Biological Station [pre-recorded]
14 July Burton Lim (Assistant Curator of Mammalogy, Royal Ontario Museum) Challenges and opportunities for bat fieldwork and research during the COVID-19 pandemic [live]
28 July Jessie Reynolds / Heather Vanderlip (Queen's University) The toxic effects of oil sands contaminants on fish (with Jessie Reynolds) / Trends of flame retardants in Canadian Herring gulls (with Heather Vanderlip)  [live]
25 August Ty Gehrke (Queen's University) Modeling species abundance with imperfect detection using angling  [live]