Weekly Seminar

Zoology 911 Wednesday Seminar * 12:05-12:55pm (CT)

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Starting back in fall 2024 in-person at Water Science Engineering Lab & zoom
View of CFL Hasler Lab (right) and Water Science and Engineering (left) from Lake Mendota.

View of CFL Hasler Lab (right) and Water Science and Engineering (left) from Lake Mendota.

Spring 2024

  • Jan 24: Adam Hinterthuer, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology – What We Talk About When We Talk About Limnology: Tips for Telling Science Stories Better
  • Jan 31: Jessica Venets, Radboud Univ – The Microbial Methane Filter in Coastal Waters 
  • Feb 7: Crystal Ng (Rising Tides Seminar Series), Univ of Minnesota Twin Cities – First We Must Consider Manoomin/Psiη: A Tribally Directed Research Collaboration Around Wild Rice
  • Feb 14: Linden Taylor, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Dept. of Botany – Submerged Aquatic Plant Diversity and Growth Form Distribution in North Temperate Lakes & Bennett McAfee, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology – Advancing Understanding of Lake Water Quality Across Space and Time with Modular Compositional Learning
  • Feb 21: Grace Wilkinson, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology – Microcystin: Small(ish) molecule, big problems & Hilary Dugan, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology – Snow removal changes lake ecosystem 
  • Feb 28: Gavin Dehnert, Wisconsin Sea Grant – Understanding the impacts of 2,4-D herbicides on non-target organisms: A journey from the lab to the field
  • Mar 6: Steve Carpenter, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology – Models, Scenarios, and Learning at the Scale of Management
  • Mar 13: Joe Mrnak (Exit Seminar), Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology – Ecosystem approaches to fisheries management and restoration 
  • Mar 20: Maggie Langwig, University of Wisconsin-Madison Dept. of Bacteriology – Viral biogeography and ecology in globally distributed hydrothermal vent ecosystems & Katie Klier, University of Wisconsin-Madison Dept. of Bacteriology – Discovery and exploration of hydrothermal vents at the Western Galápagos spreading center
  • Mar 27: Spring Break
  • Apr 3: Lindsay Platt (Exit Seminar), Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology – Exploring River Salinization Dynamics: Insights from Data-Driven Modeling
  • Apr 10: Kathie Weathers (Kaeser Scholar), Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – Ecological Puzzles and a Passion for Lakes: How Cyanobacteria, Sensors, and Cyberinfrastructure Launched a 21st Century Experiment
  • Apr 17: Mason Polencheck, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison – Spatial and Temporal Variation in the Skin Microbiome of the Common Mudpuppy & Ryan Davila, Field Museum of Natural History – Water Beneath My Wings: The Odd “Ducks” of the Jehol Biota
  • Apr 24: Danny Szydlowski, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology – Heatwaves increase phytoplankton production in nutrient enriched and reference lakes (plus a Cascade summer 2024 preview!) & Charlie Dougherty, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology – Sediment transport and deposition on the lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
  • May 1: David Ortiz, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology – Spatial-temporal heterogeneity of lakes across varying scales and trophic status

Fall 2023

  • Sept 27: Quinn Smith, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology – Intensive Thermal and Optical Habitat Sampling of Lakes to Inform Fisheries Management Practices
  • Oct 4: Mike Pace (Kaeser Scholar), Univ of Virginia – The Cascade Project: Learning from Ecosystem Experiments
  • Oct 11: Chris Rounds, Univ of Minnesota Twin Cities – Patterns and trends in Minnesota lake ice
  • Oct 18: Cheyenne Stratton, Univ of Florida – The Role of Pathogens in Crayfish Invasion Dynamics 
  • Oct 25: Krista Myers, Louisiana State Univ & McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER –  Addressing the carbon footprint of Antarctic fieldwork: moving towards more sustainable research practices in the McMurdo Dry Valleys
  • Nov 1: No Seminar
  • Nov 8: Bailey McMeans, Univ of Toronto Mississauga –  Leveraging seasonal variation to quantify dynamic ecological processes in a changing world
  • Nov 15: Nick Scheel, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Dept. of Bacteriology – Microbes, Zebra Mussels, and Food Web Contamination on Lake Mendota
  • Nov 22: Thanksgiving break
  • Nov 29: Gretchen Gerrish, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology Trout Lake Station – From the Perspective of the Plankton
  • Dec 6: Jordan Richard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife – Epidemiology of mass mortality events in freshwater mussels: how can something so basic be so difficult?
  • Dec 13: Cale Gushulak, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology – Analysis of climate, land use, and hydrological changes on the production and ecology of freshwaters systems in boreal and prairie Canada over millennial to seasonal timescales