Seminar Series

The Biology Seminar Series was started by Dr. Muriel Roscoe and Dr. H.G. Perry in 1927, and has met weekly during term since then. It was formerly known as the Biology Seminar Club. It provides a forum for rich and diverse presentations in biology from esteemed colleagues at Acadia and abroad. The seminar series is organized each semester by a dedicated group of graduate students.

About 1 week before each talk, titles will be posted here. Topics are placeholders meant to spark interest.

Seminars Fall 2017

Team: Mark Billard, Brittni Scott, Maja Reinhartsen, Tyler d'Entremont, and Nick Knutson
Location: BAC 132 (Beveridge Arts Centre)
Time: Thursdays @ 11:30 AM

Date Presenter and Title/Topic
14-Sep-2017 Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie (CBU)
"Reaping Unsown Benefits of BioChar"
21-Sep-2017 Brad Toms (MTRI)
"Bat Conservation in Nova Scotia"
28-Sep-2017 Dr. Bryan Crawford (UNB)
"Multifaceted Matrix Metalloproteinases: the cellular tools of tissue architecture"
5-Oct-2017 Kathleen Martin (Canadian Sea Turtle Network)
"Learning from leatherbacks"
12-Oct-2017 Leif Helmer (NSCC)
"Operation Loon Pontoon: Floating Citizen Science, Service Learning and Applied Research at NSCC"
19-Oct-2017 Dr. Haley Viehman (Acadia)
"Maine to Minas: what we’ve learned about instream tidal energy turbines and fish, and where we’re going from here"
26-Oct-2017 Dr. Zoë Migicovsky (Dalhousie)
Grape genetics
2-Nov-2017 Dr. Linda Campbell (SMU)
Historical gold mine tailing contaminants
9-Nov-2017 TBA
16-Nov-2017 Dr. Scott Pavey (UNB/CRI)
Genomics of freshwater eels demonstrates adaptive genetic differences in panmictic species
23-Nov-2017 Dr. Alejandro Cohen (Dalhousie)
"Proteomics for the masses:uncovering the protein secrets of biology"
30-Nov-2017 Dr. Suzie Currie (UNB)
" Flexible fish? How ecological and social context influence physiological responses to environmental change"


Seminars Winter 2016

 Team: Lita O'Halloran, Stephanie White, Emily Chase, Robin Dornan

Date Presenter and Title/Topic
21-Jan-2016 Dr. Aaron Spares (Acadia)
"THERE AND BACK AGAIN: An evaluation of fishway passage and spawning migration survival for alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)"
28-Jan-2016 Dr. Ian Spooner (Acadia)
"Applied Paleolimnology"
Dr. Spooner is an environmental scientist with a geoscience background, whose research focuses on investigating environmental change using abiotic and biotic proxies in sediment archives
4-Feb-2016 Dr. Ryan Stanley (Dal/BIO, Canadian Healthy Oceans Network)
"Exploring the world of larval lobsters: looks, behaviour and why it all matters"
10/11-Feb-2016 Biofeedback
2-day-long series of Honours students presentations. Location TBA.
18-Feb-2016 No Seminar
Study Break
25-Feb-2016 Peter Sykes (Aquaculture Association)
"The Nova Scotia Aquaculture Industry: poised for growth through R&D collaborations"
3-Mar-2016 Dr. Heather Major (UNB)
"Habitat modification as a means of restoring Aethia auklet colonies"
10-Mar-2016 Dr. Russell Easy (Acadia)
"Stress. What is it good for? Lessons from crickets, caterpillars, and fish!"
17-Mar-2016 Dr. Russell Wyeth (St. FX)
Two tales of attraction and avoidance: stopping the squirts and navigation by snails
24-Mar-2016 Dr. Nicolas Lecomte (U. de Moncton)
Polar and boreal ecology
31-Mar-2016 Dr. Hugh Broders (SMU)
Social and population biology of temperate bats
7-Apr-2016 Dr. Nick Hill (Fern Hill Conservation)
Canada's rarest plant... What's it good for?