Department of Biology

Seminar Series

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Due to the impacts of Covid-19, seminars and public thesis defenses will be offered remotely during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 academic terms. Please check below for information regarding synchronous live Zoom Seminars on Mondays from 12-1 p.m. (Schedule Below) or Asynchronous Seminar Links on the Biological Sciences Presentations MediaSpace for recorded presentations by faculty, staff, students, and invited speakers.

Spring 2022

Jan. 24: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Dr. Matt DavisSt. Cloud State University: Evolution in the Dark.

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/95928772228

Jan. 31: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

SCSU Alum Emily OlsonMinnesota Zoo: Careers in Zoological Institutions.

Link to Recording of Seminar

Feb. 7: 12-1 p.m. (ISELF 110 and Zoom)

SCSU Alum Shana RoganUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: From MS to PhD: Lessons learned along the way.

Link to Recording of Seminar

Feb. 14: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Dr. Althea ArcherSt. Cloud State UniversityOwls and moose and birds, oh my!

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/95928772228

Feb. 18: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Dr. Jennifer SweatmanConcordia College: Prevalence of Microplastics in North American Waterfowl

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/95928772228

March 7: 12-1 p.m.

Spring Break

March 14: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Dr. Grover BrownJacksonville State University: TBD.

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/95928772228

March 21: 12-1 p.m.

Bailey RichardsSt. Cloud State University: Thesis Defense.

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/95928772228

March 28: 12-1 p.m.

Noel JonesSt. Cloud State University: Thesis Defense.

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/95928772228

April 4: 12-1 p.m.

Michelle LanamSt. Cloud State University: Thesis Defense.

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/95928772228

April 11: 12-1 p.m.

BIOL 630 Seminar Student PresentationsSt. Cloud State University.

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/95928772228

April 18: 12-1 p.m.

BIOL 630 Seminar Student PresentationsSt. Cloud State University.

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/95928772228

April 25: 12-1 p.m.

BIOL 630 Seminar Student PresentationsSt. Cloud State University.

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/95928772228


Fall 2021

Sept. 13: 12-1 p.m.

Alvina MehintoSouthern California Coastal Water Research Institute (CA): Novel molecular tools to enhance water quality monitoring.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Sept. 20: 12-1 p.m.

Dalma Martinovic-WeigeltUniversity of St. Thomas (MN): At the nexus of basic and applied science.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Sept. 27: 12-1 p.m.

Beth Harlander BakerMississippi State University (MS)Exploring environmental challenges, conservation solutions, and the ecology of health.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Oct. 4: 12-1 p.m.

Kelly DiamondSeattle Children’s Hospital (WA). Becoming an integrative biologist: How to work with people and methods from different fields?

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Oct. 11: 12-1 p.m.

Tisha King-Heiden, St. Cloud State University: Creative & Flexible Approaches to Maintaining a Research Program at a Comprehensive University.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Oct. 18: 12-1 p.m.

Anndee HuffUniversity of Minnesota (MN)Research on advanced nitrogen removal technologies and the career path that led there.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Oct. 25: 12-1 p.m.

Meghan McGee, Astra Zeneka (FL). Teaching my way through an MS, PhD and Medical Affairs: Finding a Career in Lifelong Learning.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Nov. 1: 12-1 p.m.

Takashi MaieLynchburg College (VA). International science during the pandemic.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Nov. 8: 12-1 p.m.

Jessica WardBall State University (IN). Behavioral sciences as a sensitive tool in ecotoxicology.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

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