Comparative Physiology Invited Speaker Series

Seminars on Mondays @ 4:30 pm Biological Sciences Building room 2200

(unless otherwise indicated under the date)

 

Cookies and coffee @ 4.15 pm

To update title/speaker changes, please contact
Colin Brauner (
brauner”at”zoology”dot”ubc”dot”ca)

Spring 2018

Date

Speaker

Title of Talk

Host Lab

Jan. 15

Alex Clifford

UBC

Putting up with putrefactive processes: Nitrogen handling strategies in the highly ammonia tolerant Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii

Wood

Jan. 22

Lucy Lee

University of the Fraser Valley

Invitromatics, the art and science of cell culture.

 

Brauner

Jan. 29

Helga Guderley

Laval University

Mitochondrial membrane remodelling in fish: Environment, diet, genetics and function.

Schulte

Feb. 5

Sheila Thornton

DFO West Van

Physiology of Killer Whales - from the outside looking in.

Brauner

Feb. 12

No Seminar

Family Day

 

Feb. 19

No Seminar

Winter Break

Feb. 26

Martin Tresguerres

University of California SD

Discovering novel physiological mechanisms in aquatic organisms, and why it matters.

Brauner

Mar. 5

Marie Auger-Méthé

Statistics and IOS, UBC

From footsteps to foraging: using movement models to understand animal behaviour.

Shadwick

Mar. 12

Susan Hopkins

University of California SD

Critters and how they do it: The comparative physiology of hypoxia tolerance.

Milsom

Mar. 19

Randall Lecture:

Tony Farrell, UBC

The evolving story of the evolution of the vertebrate coronary circulation.

Brauner

Mar. 26

Hochachka Memorial Lecture:

Jim Staples

Western University

Metabolic extremes: Lessons from comparative biology.

Schulte

 

Fall 2017

Date

Speaker

Title of Talk

Host Lab

Sept. 11

Mike Wilkie, Wilfrid Laurier University

Cerebral edema in fishes: Causes, mechanisms & evolutionary Implications.  

Schulte

Sept. 18

Peter Ross,

Vancouver Aquarium

Marine mammals as sentinels of ocean pollution in coastal British Columbia.

Richards

Sept. 25

Christian Damsgaard

UBC, Zoology

Acid/base-regulation and oxygen transport in air-breathing fishes.

Brauner

Oct. 2

Raul Suarez

UBC, Zoology

Sugar-fueled flight in nectar bats: the Porgy and Bess Hypothesis.

Schulte

Oct. 9

No Seminar

Thanksgiving

Oct. 16

Dan Rurak

UBC, Medicine

A postulated biological mechanism for the increased risk of stillbirth and fetal growth restriction with advancing gestational age.

Brauner

Oct. 23

Vikram Baliga

UBC, Zoology

The interplay between ecology and biomechanics in macroevolution: insights from fish skulls and bird wings.

Altshuler

Oct. 30

Andrea Frommel

UBC, Zoology

Impacts of ocean acidification on commercial fish.

Brauner

Nov. 6

William Hoar Lecture:

Suzie Currie, Mount Allison University

Flexible fish? How ecological and social context influence physiological responses to environmental change.

Shadwick

Nov. 13

No Seminar

Remembrance Day

Nov. 20

TBA

Comparative Physiology Search

Nov. 27

John Gosline Lecture:

Emily Carrington,

University of Washington

Only as strong as the weakest link: biomaterial performance informs the ecology and economy of marine mussels.

Shadwick/Altshuler