Open to All Researchers, Students, Faculty, Staff and Persons Generally Interested in Animal Behavior


Animal Behavior Seminars in the Portland Area 2009/10

(for general links to seminar schedules see Departments and Faculty page)
(please contact Suzy to have your seminars posted)

Portland State University
Reed College
Lewis & Clark College
University of Portland

Oregon Health Science University
Washington State University Vancouver Campus


Sept 14th 2009 3:00 OM
How is biodiversity conservation incorporated into local land use planning? A comparison of three regions across the US
Martha Groom
Conservation Biology, Ecology Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. UW Bothell
Washington State Univ. Vancouver -- Biology -- Room 12

October 6, 2009, Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
Charles Snowdon, Ph.D.
"Emotional Communication and Social Learning in Cooperatively Breeding Primates"
Department of Psychology University of Wisconsin – Madison
-- The seminar will be web-streamed live at
OHSU -- Mackenzie Hall Room 2201

October 30, 2009 4:10 PM
"Geckos: evolutionary nanotechnology"
Kellar Autumn PhD
Department of Biology, Lewis & Clark College
Reed College --Biology room B19 -- Supported by the Lamfrom Fund

October 3th 2009 4:00 pm
Wild cat conservation from California to Borneo
Zara McDonald
Portland University -- BC 307

Nov 9, 2009 3:00 PM
"Tolerance for sagebrush by pygmy rabbits: When is a mammalian herbivore a specialist?"
Lisa Shipley Department of Natural Resource Sciences, WSU Pullman

Washington State Univ. Vancouver -- Biology -- Room 12

November 12th, 2009 noon
"Crows and Wrens: How urbanization Reorganizes Bird Communites"
John Marzluff
Institute of Neuroscience University of Washington
Portland State University -- Science Bldg. II rm 2003

April 15th 2009 noon
"Niche divergence in the common Kingsnake"
Frank Burbrink
Dept of Biology CUNY, Staten Island
Portland State University -- Science Bldg. II rm 2003



Oct 10, 2008 Friday 4:10PM
"Dog Genes Tell Surprising Tales: Mapping Genes for Complex Traits in the Dog"
Elaine Ostrander PhD
Cancer Genetics Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Reed College -- Biology Building B19  -- Supported by the Liu Fund

Oct 13, 2008 Monday 4:00PM
"Evolutionary adaptive radiations - TBA"
Dr. Luke Harmon
University of Idaho
Lewis & Clark -- JR Howard Hall 124 -- Hosted by Kellar Autumn

Nov 3, 2008 Monday 4:00PM
"What determines the number of fish in the sea? A coral reef case study"
Dr. Mark Hixon
Oregon State University
Lewis & Clark -- JR Howard Hall 124 -- Hosted by Kenneth Clifton

Nov 7,  2008 Friday 4:10PM
"TBA "            
Creagh Breuner PhD
University of Montana
Reed College -- Biology Building B19  --

Nov 13, 2008 Thursday 12:00NOON
"Multimodal communication and complex signal evolution in jumping spiders"
Damian Elias
Deptrtment of Biology U British Columbia
PSU -- Science Building II room 223 -- Hosted by Susan Masta

Nov 24, 2008 Monday 4:00PM
Dr. Greta Binford,
Lewis & Clark College
Lewis & Clark -- JR Howard Hall 124 -- Hosted by Kenneth Clifton


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