Natural Resource Sciences - Micro Seminar Schedule - Winter 2014
Thursdays at 10:05 am in room R4-045
Alternate rooms: R3-037, R3-035
                   
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    Seminar course outline W2014            
    Environmental Sciences in Theory and Practice: Reasonable People May Disagree      
                   
Jan. 9   Brian Driscoll   Seminar organization        
                   
Jan. 16   -   No seminar          
                   
Jan. 23   Chris Solomon   Building a career / career paths        
                   
Jan. 30   Murray Humphries   Philosophy and practice of science        
                   
Feb. 6   Elena Bennett   Writing science        
                   
Feb. 13   -   No seminar: Founder's Day        
                   
Feb. 20   Chris Buddle   Science communication to non-scientists        
                   
Feb. 27   Laam Li   Escherichia coli: Cells in viable but non-culturable state and their resuscitation  
    Elodie Vajda   Fly Adaptations to the Hostile Arctic Environment      
                   
Mar. 13   Peter Tikasz   The secrets of phytoliths        
    Sabrina Rochefort   Taxonomic sufficiency in forensic entomology: identification challenges in Piophilidae (Diptera)
                   
Mar. 20   Isabelle Raymond-Bouchard  The Walking Dead: Parasitism of Formicine ants by the fungi Ophiocordyceps unilateralis
    Ianina Altshuler   Wolbachia: The abstinence enforcer        
                   
Mar. 27   -   No seminar          
                   
Apr. 3   Martina Solano Bielen    Three distinct dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenases (LPDs) in Sinorhizobium meliloti  
    Cynthia Anna Kaneza   Horizontal Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance in Swine Production    
                   
Apr. 10   Stacie Tardif   Isolation, characterization and inoculation with bacterial endophytes:A three-pronged study
        of phytoremediation        
    Hana Trigui   A regulatory feedback loop between RpoS and SpoT supports the survival  
        of Legionella pneumophila in water        
Special Seminar   -   Room TBA              
Apr. 23   Michael Hynes   Rhizobium leguminosarum plasmids: genomics, replication and transfer    
2:00 PM   University of Calgary              
                   
Apr. 16   MSB-016 from 1:30-3:30 pm   NRSC 644 and NRSC 752 Poster Presentations      
1:30-2:30 Session 1   NRSC 644 Melissa Lenker, Sabrina Rochefort, Ira Sutherland, Raphaelle Thomas,   
          Peter Tikasz, Elodie Vajda,  Devon Watt      
2:30-3:30 Session 2   NRSC 752 Yanna Altshuler, Mohamed Laila, Laam Li, Marie Perkins, Diana Vela Almeida
4:00-?   Ceilidh - Happy Hour              
Apr. 17   R2-046 from 9:00 am   NRSC 651 and NRSC 754 Final Research Seminars      
9:00-9:30 Colleen Eidt  PhD Improving the institutional governance of knowledge to foster the adoption of agricultural innovations,
        for enhanced food security, in semi-arid Kenya      
9:30-10:00 Genevive Metson PhD Connecting Solutions and Problems: Incorporating context and cities in phosphorus management
10:00-10:10  ÉÉbreak ÉÉÉÉ É. ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ.
10:10-10:30 Pierre-Olivier Benoit MSc Influence of dissolved organic carbon (doc) on growth of three fish species in north-temperate lakes
10:30-10:50 Xavier Giroux-Bougard MSc Gene flow through arctic wetlands: modeling the landscape connectivity of muskrat populations
        (Ondatra zibethicus) in Old Crow Flats, Yukon      
10:50-11:10 Martina Solano Bielen MSc Three distinct dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenases (LPDs) in Sinorhizobium meliloti  
11:10-11:20  ÉÉbreak ÉÉÉÉ É. ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ.
11:20-11:40 Stacie Tardif MSc Isolation, characterization and inoculation with bacterial endophytes:A three-pronged study
        of phytoremediation        
11:40-12:10 Sebastien Lemieux PhD Identifying critical habitats: a case study focused on St. Lawrence beluga whales  
12:10-1:30 Lunch - on your own   ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ.
1:30-2:00 Sebastian Margarit PhD Examining the relationship between the ionomic balance of sampled petioles of processing potato
        (Solanum tuberosum L. c.v. Russet Burbank) in relation to yields, and grade out  
2:00-2:30 Luc Pelletier  PhD Carbon exchange on peatlands with pools      
2:30-2:40  ÉÉbreak ÉÉÉÉ É. ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ.
2:40-3:00 Aaron Vansintjan  MSc Food banks in Canada        
3:00-3:30 Tingting Wu  PhD An economic and environmental assessment of wood pellets for greenhouse production in Canada
4:00-?   Ceilidh - Happy Hour É. ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ.
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