Biology Colloquium

September 16, 2015

The Sonoma State University fall Biology Colloquium entices listeners with new information about ourselves and the ecosystems that surround us. The lectures cover a wide array of subjects, including urban lake restoration, responses of crabs to ocean acidification, and aging. SSU anthropology professor Dr. Karin Jaffe completes the series on Dec. 8 with a talk on university-zoo collaborative research.

Lectures take place on select Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., in Darwin 103. For more information, visit Admission is free, parking on campus is $5-$8.

Sept. 22

Physiological Responses of Crabs to Ocean Acidification and Warming

Dr. Jonathon Stillman, San Francisco State University - Romberg Tiburon Center


Sept. 29

Engineering Electric Communication

Dr. Caroline Ajo-Franklin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Oct. 6

Studying Lifespan and Aging Using the Budding Yeast S. Cerevisiae and the Nematode C. Elegans

Dr. Mark McCormick, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato


Oct. 13

Genome Sequencing, Biology, and Big Data: The Challenges and Opportunities That Lie Ahead of Us in Biology and Medicine

Dr. Titus Brown, UC Davis


Oct. 20

Local Adaptation in Response to Climate Change: Hot Times in Cold Places

Dr. Elizabeth Dahlhoff, Santa Clara University


Oct. 27

Harnessing the Biotechnological Potential Stored in Insects for Lignocellulose Degradation

Dr. Javier A Ceja-Navarro, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Nov. 3

Climate-Mediated Changes in Microbial Ecology of Artic Soils

Dr. Neslihan Taş-Baas, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Nov. 10

Life of Aquatic Insects in Thermally Heterogeneous Rivers and Their Ecosystem Impacts

Hiromi Uno, UC Berkeley


Nov. 17

Physiological and Behavioral Approaches to Studying the Biological State of California Native Fishes

Dr. Nann Fangue, University of California, Davis


Dec. 1

The Restoration of an Urban Lake: Socio-Ecological Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century

Jonathan Young, Presidio Trust of San Francisco


Dec. 8

Applied Animal Behavior: University-Zoo Collaborative Research that Enhances the Welfare of Captive Animals and the Academic Experience of Students

Dr. Karin Jaffe, Sonoma State University