Biology

Seminars

The Department of Biology at Hofstra University invites you to the Hofstra University Biology Seminar Series. The seminars are open to the public, and we encourage all members of the scientific community to attend, especially biology students.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Seminars are held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in 310 C.V. Starr Hall. Refreshments are available at 3:15 pm. Dr. Lisa Filippi (email) is the coordinator this semester.

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION SEMINAR TITLE
2/19 Calvin Carter University of Iowa, Department of Pediatrics and Division of Medical Genetics and Genomics What are the biological effects of electromagnetic fields?
2/26 Megan Draheim Virginia Tech, Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability Public perspectives on the management of urban coyotes
3/12 Glauco Machado University of Sao Paolo, Institute of Biosciences, Dept. of Ecology The causes and consequences of male intra-sexual dimorphism in harvestmen
3/19 Sinead Crotty Yale, School of the Environment Responding to Rising Seas: The Role of Fauna in Mediating Salt Marsh Response to Climate Change
3/26 Leticia Aviles University of British Columbia, Department of Zoology The ecology of spider sociality
4/2 TBD    
4/9 TBD    
4/16 TBD    
4/23 TBD    

Information for Speakers

We look forward to seeing you at Hofstra.

The audience will be masters and undergraduate biology students, biology faculty and occasionally faculty from other departments with ties to biology (like biochemists or paleontologists). The majority of the audience will not be familiar with your particular specialty. Usually the number of people is fairly small. Some of the students attend the seminars for credit and are required to turn in abstracts of the talk, so those students typically take many notes.

Seminars begin at 3:30 (refreshments at 3:15) and most speakers talk for about 45-50 minutes. There is also plenty of time for questions.