Seminar Schedule

Puffin flying over the ocean


Fall 2023 Biology Departmental Seminar Schedule
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WHEN: September 21– December 7, 2023

WHERE: Departmental seminars are held every Thursday in person (unless noted otherwise) in the 5th floor lounge, Life Sciences Building, Biology Wing, Dalhousie at 11.30 Atlantic Time.

All seminars will also be streamed synchronously on Zoom to provide remote access for those who cannot attend in person. To log onto Zoom please use this recurring link

Meeting ID: 851 0820 2760 Passcode: 231718

For asynchronous viewing recordings are made available at our Youtube Channel

If you or your students wish to meet with a visiting external speaker, please contact the respective host

Date: Presenter: Title:
September 21 Lindsey McNiff and Nicole Marcoux, Dalhousie University (Host: Lara Gibson Information literacy and the Biology classroom
September 28

Tonya Wimmer, Marine Animal Response Society (Host: Boris Worm) Whale Conservation: from incident response to recovery
October 5 Mike Harfoot, Vizzuality (Host: Derek Tittensor) A brave new biodiversity-data world: What we need to know and how to get there
October 12

Jennifer Perry, St. Francis Xavier University (Host: BOGS) Battles within and between the sexes: lessons from insects
October 19 Justine Ammendolia and Tony Walker, Dalhousie University (Host: Boris Worm Solutions for the Global Plastic Pollution Problem
October 26 Henrik Oesterblom, Stockholm Resilience Center (Host: Boris Worm)
NOTE: This lecture is online only to minimize carbon emissions associated with international speakers
Tribute to the Alcids of the Baltic: a love story of fledging ideas
November 2 Panel presentation and discussion, Ransom A. Myers Lecture
NOTE: SPECIAL LECTURE at 730PM, Followed by Reception. Ondaatje Auditorium, McCain Building
Fires, floods, and hurricanes: how can we succeed in the new climate reality?
November 9 Ellie Goud, Saint Mary’s University (Host: BOGS) From moon-scape to moss-scape: restoring metal-contaminated peatlands
November 16

STUDY BREAK, No Seminar  
November 23
Rebekah Oomen, UNB (Host: Paul Bentzen) Towards genomic forecasting of fish responses to environmental change
November 30 Steve Cooke, Carleton University, Ottawa (Host: BOGS) Myth Busting 101: On Being Relevant and Effective as an Early Career Researcher in the Life and Environmental Sciences
December 7 Derek Tittensor, Dalhousie (Host: Himself) Near- and far-future consequence of climate change on marine ecological assemblages