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Mason will start the fall semester as scheduled on Monday, August 24, with a mix of in-person instruction, expanded online classes, and research activities. Review Mason's Safe Return to Campus Plan, see University information on COVID-19, and explore College level resources

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Biology Fall 2019 Seminar Schedule

All seminars will take place in Innovation Hall Room 103.

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Class Date:Speaker
September 6
10:30 – 11:45
Ancha Baranova GMU School of Systems Biology
TopicLong-range tissue cooperation: Adipose as the liver’s little helper
September 13
10:30 – 11:45
Kim DeMutsert GMU Environmental Science and Policy Department
TopicUsing ecosystem modeling to evaluate trade-offs in coastal management: effects of large-scale river diversions on fish and fisheries


September 20
10:30 – 11:45
Ylenia Chiari GMU Biology Department
TopicEvolution of color patterns in geckos


September 27
10:30 – 11:45
Alessandra Luchini GMU School of Systems Biology
Topic: Affinity probes for proteomics: novel diagnostic and therapeutic applications in cancer and infectious diseases
October 4
10:30 – 11:45
Bill McShea Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
TopicThe role of fruiting trees and humans in the distribution of mammals in a Borneo rainforest

October 11
10:30 – 11:45

Pat Gillivet: GMU Biology Department
Topic: Phylogenomics of the Northern Swans Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter swan) and  Cygnus columbianus columbianus (Tundra swan).


October 18
10:30 – 11:45
Jared Wolfe Michigan Technological University
Topic: Explorations in avian molt: how feather replacement shaped songbird coloration and behavior
October 25
10:30 – 11:45
Stacie Bickley
Topic: The role of behavioral studies in wildlife conservation
November 1
10:30 – 11:45
Michael Cove Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Topic: Of mice and men, but also feral cats, pythons, and hurricanes: endangered rodent conservation in the Anthropocene
November 8
10:30 – 11:45
Joshua Davis GMU Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
Topic: Nitrogen cycling responses to large-scale Ash mortality
November 15
10:30 – 11:45
Tremaine Gregory Center for Conservation and Sustainability Smithsonian Institution
Topic: Mitigating the impacts of linear infrastructure in tropical forests with canopy bridges