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					                         Department of Botany/Zoology
                                Seminar Schedule, Fall 2009
             Seminars held in, BioMed B-103, 3:30-4:30, unless otherwise specified
August

28    Anderson Mayfield, PhD defense, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Zoology, “Development of
      gene expression assays for understanding the osmoregulation of anthozoan-dinoflagellate
      endosymbioses”

September

4     John Ogden, University of Auckland, School of Geography and Environmental Science,
      “Holocene perspective on long-lived trees”

11    Amy Carlile, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Botany, “Molecular systematic of North Pacific
      Ceramiaceae (Rhodophyta): Taxonomy and phylogeography”

18

25    Lawrence Walker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, UHM Dept. of Botany Wilder Chair,
      “Approaches to disturbance ecology across severity & land use gradients”

October

2     Qi Chen, University of Hawaii, Department of Geography, “Palila abundance in relation to
      vegetation structure: searching an endangered species in Hawaiian mamane-naio dry forests
      using airborne LIDAR remote sensing”

6     Kevin Hall, PhD defense, University of Hawaii, Department of Zoology, “Application of
      genetic inference and dispersal monitoring to guide translocation efforts: Hawaiian tree snails
      as a practical example” 1:30 – 2:30pm, St. John Room 011

9     Neil Snow, Bishop Museum, Herbarium Pacificum, “Can plant families gain weight? Evidence
      from the Myrtle Family (Myrtaceae)”

16    David Beilman, University of Hawaii, Department of Geography, “Wetlands and the fate of
      land carbon: a paleo perspective”

23    Marguerite Butler, University of Hawaii, Department of Zoology,

30    Greg Concepcion, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Zoology, “Molecular insight into coral
      colonization of the Hawaiian archipelago”

November
2    Sheldon Plentovich, PhD defense, University of Hawaii, Department of Zoology, “Community-
     level effects of invasive ants on offshore islets in the Hawaiian Archipelago” 3:30-4:30pm,
     BioMed B-103

6     Jonathan Price, University of Hawaii-Hilo, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies,
      “Landscape ecology of bird-plant interactions”
13   Hold for Dr. Rossiter’s speaker per C. Womersley

20   Wallace Meyer, PhD defense, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Zoology, “The status of
     ecological importance of the Hawaiian land snail fauna”

December

4    Heather Spalding, PhD defense, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Botany, “Ecology and
     physiology of deep water macro algae in Hawaii”

4    Michael Boyle, PhD Defense, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Zoology, “Comparative
     morphogenesis and gene expression during gut development in marine annelids” 1:30pm-
     3:30pm, St. John 11

11   Alison Stimpert, PhD defense, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Zoology, “Contextual use of
     sound by humpback whales and implications for conservation” 3:30pm-4:30 pm, MSB 114.