EECB Evoluncheon Series

Fridays 11:30 to 12:30

Gilmore 306

17

Faculty Meeting

24

No Evoluncheon

31

Student meeting

2014

January

February
7

Áki Jarl Láruson

Department of Biology

What is conservation genetics anyway?

14

Dr. Steve Robinow

Department of Biology

Why teach evolution? A discussion

21

Sean Canfield

Department of Biology

Phylogeography of the bullhead sharks: heterodo's and heterodon'ts

28

Dr. Sarah Frias-Torres

Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce, Florida

Bringing back giants from the brink: from goliath groupers to coral reefs

March
7

Dr. Camilo Mora

Department of Geography

Patterns, processes and threats to biodiversity of Earth

14

No Evoluncheon - Tester Symposium

21

Dr. Amber Wright

Department of Biology

Challenges in using ecological niche models for conservation planning under climate change: a case study with California reptiles and amphibians

28

No Evoluncheon - Spring break

April
4

Raphael Ritson-Williams

Department of Biology

Testing the effects of stressors on natural systems: are we doing it wrong?

11

Kimberly Shay

Department of Botany

The pollination network of a native Hawaiian coastal plant community

 

Jessica Maxfield

Department of Biology

Uncovering the secrets of sex change: mapping the molecular pathway that leads to sex change in two species of gobiid fishes

18

No Evoluncheon - Good Friday

25

Dr. Qi Chen

Department of Geography

Using alternative allometric equations for forest biomass and carbon estimation and modeling: a test with airborne lidar

2

Dr. Heather Spalding

Department of Botany

Mesophotic macroalgae across the Hawaiian archipelago: endemism runs deep

May
9

Molly Hagemann

Collection Manager, Bishop Museum

Resources available to graduate students at the Bishop Museum

 

 

Welcome to EECB

The EECB graduate specialization at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is an interdisciplinary program promoting integration among the traditionally separate disciplines that come together synergistically under the umbrella of Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology. Participation in the program is available to students enrolled in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs of the affiliated Mānoa departments. The program draws on the resources of approximately 50 faculty with research skills in many specialized areas, from various departments in the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, the School of Medicine, and the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, as well as from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and affiliate faculty from other agencies.

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Dr. Amber Wright (Department of Biology) has joined the EECB faculty

 

Dr. Camilo Mora (Department of Geography) has joined the EECB faculty

 

Dr. Tom Ranker (Department of Botany) has joined the EECB faculty

 

Dr. Brian N. Popp (Department of Geology and Geophysics) has joined the EECB faculty

 

Dr. Norine W. Yeung (Pacific Biosciences Research Center) has joined the EECB faculty

Please welcome new EECB students: Annick Cross (Biology), Ale‘alani Dudoit (Biology), Bonnie Dietrich (Plant and Environmental Protection Sciencies), Deena Gary (Biology), Jessica Maxfield (Biology), Bruna Oliveira (Biology), Thomas Smith (Biology)

Dr. Robert Cowie has stepped down as Chair of EECB and has been replaced by Dr. Cliff Morden

Latest News from EECB

New publications from EECB members in 2014:

 

Christie, M.R. & Hixon, M.A. 2014. Patterns of reef-fish larval dispersal in Exuma Sound, Bahamas. In: Ray, G.C. & McCormick-Ray, J. (eds.), Marine Conservation: Science, Policy, and Management, p. 225-227. Wiley-Blackwell: West Sussex, UK.

 

Hixon, M.A.  2014. How do so many kinds of coral-reef fishes coexist? In: Ray, G.C. & McCormick-Ray, J. (eds.), Marine Conservation: Science, Policy, and Management, p. 109-110. Wiley-Blackwell: West Sussex, UK.

 

Hixon, M.A. & Albins, M.A. 2014. Invasion of Bahamian coral reefs by predatory Pacific red lionfish. In: Ray, G.C. & McCormick-Ray, J. (eds.), Marine Conservation: Science, Policy, and Management, p. 215-218. Wiley-Blackwell: West Sussex, UK.

 

Cole, R.J. & LittonC.M. 2014. Vegetation response to removal of non-native feral pigs from Hawaiian tropical montane wet forest. Biological Invasions 16: 125-140.

 

The following graduate students were recently awarded EECB scholarships:

 

Maybelle Roth Scholarship - Raphael Ritson-Williams, Jonathan Whitney

Watson T. Yoshimoto Scholarships - Richard Coleman, Melissa Wright

Hampton & Meredith Carson Scholarship - Kirill Vinnikov

 

Please send news items to Rob Cowie at cowie@hawaii.edu


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Contact Cliff Morden (cmorden@hawaii.edu)

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