Geological Museum, Haller Hall 102, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
Paleobiology Seminar with Simon Darroch
Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
“Mass extinctions, the spatial fossil record, and how paleoecology may help save the planet”
A critical challenge for paleontologists in the 21st Century is deciding how to use the fossil record to generate tools relevant to the current biodiversity crisis - the ‘6th mass extinction’. Here, I argue that too much effort has been spent on comparing current rates of species loss with those extrapolated from the...
The Northeastern University Chapter of Chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) would like to invite undergraduate and graduate students to attend and present at a poster session on October 16, 2016 at the Northeastern University. Undergraduate students can apply for travel awards.
Event program: 3pm: check-in and networking 4pm: keynote by Dr. Priscilla Yang (Microbiology & Immunology, Harvard Medical School, about the intersection of chemical biology and virology) 5pm: poster session setup and refreshments ...
Genomic basis of adaptation in a herbivorous drosophilid fly
The repeated evolution of herbivory in insects gave rise to one of the most species-rich guilds of life on Earth. In this presentation, I will highlight what is known and not known about the mechanisms driving the success of herbivorous insects. I will start with established and new evidence from macreoevolutionary patterns across the entire insect tree of life, including extinct and extant branches, and I...
There will be a presentation given by Operation Wallacea on Thursday October 13th at 12:00PM, in BioLabs 1082d. The presentation will cover some of the more novel field techniques being used such as soundscaping for bird and amphibian diversity, stereo video surveys for reef fish communities, 3D mapping of reefs to measure rather than estimate coral communities, call back for estimating manatee populations, bar coding to speed up the identification of invertebrates and many other techniques as well as describing how these data are being used for REDD...
Applying to Grad School? Not Sure Where to Start? Join us for a panel discussion to find out more about how to apply, where to apply, how to prepare, and what to expect when applying to grad school
Light refreshments will be provided
Panelists: • Rachelle Gaudet, Head Tutor & Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology • Craig Hunter, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology • Alicia Darnell, Graduate Student in the MCO Program, NSF Fellow • Johnny Hu, Harvard CPB ’11, Graduate Student in the BBS Program, NDSEG Fellow