Department Seminars

The Forest and Wildlife Ecology Seminar speaker schedule.

F&WE is excited to announce our new department webinar series! Our traditional weekly seminar series will now be delivered remotely using Zoom webinar. The “live” webinars will be held on Fridays, from 3:00-4:00pm throughout the 2020 Fall semester, unless otherwise noted. To view information about the webinars, go to this page to learn more. 

Click on each speaker’s name for more information about them. Videos of certain seminars can be accessed by clicking on the highlighted titles.

Spring 2020

Feb 14Grace DiRenzoPennsylvania State UniversityUsing Bayesian approaches to examine ecological processes governing disease dynamics
Feb 21No seminar
Feb 28Marta JarzynaOhio State UniversityCapturing the critical scales and dimensions of biodiversity change
Mar 6Marketa ZimovaUniversity of MichiganUnderstanding the potential of wild populations to adapt to climate change: Lessons from color molting mammals
Mar 13Hilary DuganUniversity of Wisconsin - MadisonThe salinization of freshwater environments
Mar 20Spring Break
Mar 27Hannay CareyUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison---
Apr 3No seminar
Apr 10Ryan NorrisNature Conservancy of CanadaA multi-decade study on the ecology and demise of a food-caching boreal bird at the southern edge of its range
Apr 17Susan SimardUniversity of British ColumbiaLeopold Lecture


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Sep 13Kaitlyn GaynorNational Center for Ecological Analysis and SynthesisSpatial and temporal responses of wildlife to predation risk and human disturbance
Sep 20None
Sep 27Charlotte ChangNational Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at University of Tennessee - Knoxville Solutions for nature and people: Bridging the ecological and social dimensions of conservation
Oct 4None
Oct 11Eliezer (Elie)
University of Maryland - College Park and University of Montana - MissoulaFrontiers in movement Ecology: From cognitive foundations to global scales
Oct 18None25th Annual Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium
Nov 1Jonathan PatzGlobal Health Institute at University of Wisconsin - MadisonClimate Change & Health: the risks of no action and the benefits of a green economy
Nov 8Preston ColeWisconsin Department of Natural ResourcesEcology, conservation and wildlife policy issues: A DNR perspective
Nov 15Katie MoriartyUnited States Forest ServiceWeasels worth waiting for - using new technology at multiple scales to describe marten and fisher ecology and habitat
Nov 22Mourad GabrielIntegral Ecology Research CenterCannabis and ecology
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Mike DietzeBoston UniversitySolving the challenge of predicting nature: how close are we and how do we get there?
Jalene LaMontagneDePaul UniversityPopulation Ecology: Continental synchrony in mast seeding to urban ecology
Graham BanesUW-Madison Vet Med School/Henry Vilas ZooOutbreeding depression in orang-utans: Is it real and does it kill?
Eve-Lyn HinckleyCU-Boulder/INSTAAROur changing manipulation of the sulfur cycle
David PostYale UniversityMigrating wildebeest and raging hippos on Kenya's Mara River
Fabian ScheiderNASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryMapping forest functional diversity and ecosystem functioning using remote sensing and ecological modeling
Thea WhitmanUW-MadisonFrom Wildfires to Biochar: Pyrophilous Soil Microbes and the Carbon Cycle
Van ButsicUniversity of California - BerkeleyCannabis: Environmental threat or the next frontier in sustainable agriculture?
Dave MacFarlandWI-DNRNavigating the Intersection of Wildlife Science and Policy
NoneSpatial and temporal response to predation risk and human disturbance
NoneSpring Break
NoneWisconsin Ecology Spring Symposium
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Sep 21Erika Marin-SpiottaUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonOut of sight, out of mind? Belowground carbon response to landscape disturbance
Sep 28Sam CushmanForest Service, Flagstaff, AZIntegrating connectivity modeling, landscape genetics, and scenario analysis in conservation planning
Oct 5Karen OberhauserUW ArboretumMonarchs, milkweed, and citizen monitoring: Setting conservation targets with messy data
Oct 12Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium
Oct 19Ben ZuckerbergUniversity of MadisonDisappearing winter refugia in a warming world
Oct 26Dan LinderForest Service, Madison, WIPortrait of a Killer: Tracking the fungus that is decimating North American bat populations
Nov 2Jed MeunierWisconsin DNR, Madison, WI Maintaining resilient landscapes in the Lake States requires re-evaluating fire history
Nov 9David LewisOregon State UniversityClimate, adaptation, and the value of forestland: A national Ricardian analysis of the United States
Nov 16David PostYale UniversityMigrating Wildebeest and Raging Hippos on Kenya's Mara River
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Sep 22Dan SalkeldColorado State UniversityEcology of wildlife-to-human infectious diseases: insights from plague, Lyme disease and fried chicken.
Sep 29Sean SchovilleUW-MadisonEvolution and ecology of cold-specialized insects in western North America
Oct 6Madhu KhannaUniversity of Illinois at Champaign-UrbanaIs Forest Bioenergy Carbon Neutral or Worse than Coal? Implications of Carbon Accounting Methods?
Oct 20Joel BrownUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoEcology of Fear: Foraging games between predator and prey
Oct 27Elizabeth HennessyUW-MadisonOn the Backs of Tortoises: the will to save the Galápagos Island
Nov 3Amanda CarterIllinois State UniversityThe eco-physiology of heat waves: perspectives from a reptile with temperature-dependent sex determinatio
Nov 10Wes LarsonUW-Stevens PointThe importance of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes
Nov 17Holger KlinckCornell UniversityBioacoustics - a powerful tool for wildlife monitoring and management
Dec 1Tara HudiburgUniversity of IdahoFire, Drought, Beetles, and Humans: Quantifying the Impacts of Disturbance on the Forest Carbon Cycle