Speaker News

2016 Speaker News

If you are a past speaker and would like to share or update your news, please email eeb-webinfo@umich.edu. Rachel Germain is now a joint Biodiversity/Killam Postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia. The project that she presented at the 2016 ECSS was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Her current research tests how species’ …

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2015 Speakers

Katherine Amato is now an assistant professor at Northwestern University in the Department of Anthropology. She continues to study gut microbes in the context of non-human primate ecology and is addressing similar themes in humans. Kelly Weinersmith was invited to talk about phenotype-manipulating parasites at The Future is Here Festival (an event co-run by Smithsonian …

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2014 Speakers

Amy Iler began a new position as assistant scientist at the Chicago Botanic Garden in November 2016. Daniel Karp was co-lead author on Loss of Avian Phylogenetic Diversity in Neotropical Agricultural Systems, published in Science Magazine. He discussed some of the results at the 2014 ECSS. Mike Martin will be starting a tenure-track position as associate professor …

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2013 Speakers

Paul Harnik started a new position in fall 2013 as an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Franklin and Marshall College. Laura Wegener Parfrey became an assistant professor of botany and zoology at the University of British Columbia in 2013. She is working on the ecology of microbial eukaryotes. Melanie Hopkins started as an …

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2012 Speakers

Jessica Blois continues her job as assistant professor at University of California Merced. Andrew Hill completed his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado and works as chief scientist at Vizzuality in New York. He is working on projects with a broad set of challenges from biodiversity informatics to data visualization and global information systems. Lauren Sallan became a …

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2011 Speakers

Daniel Streicker is a Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow. He recently won the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists and the Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award for Best Dissertation in the Life Sciences at the University of …

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2010 Speakers

Richard Lenski and his long-term evolution experiment were recently featured in Science magazine. Jenna Gallie received a Marie Curie IIF postdoctoral research fellowship to work with Martin Ackermann at ETH Zurich and Eawag which is in Switzerland. Levi Morran has received an NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship. Bjørn Østman is a postdoc at Michigan State University and BEACON Center for the …

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2009 Speakers

Steven Kembel became a professor in the Département des sciences biologiques at the Université du Québec à Montréal in August 2012. Liliana M. Davalos leads a 2014 Dimensions of Biodiversity Award on uncovering the genomic and developmental basis of sensor innovation in bats. In 2015 her research on deforestation was featured in New Scientist. Additionally, …

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2008 Speakers

Stefano Allesina recently accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Chicago’s Ecology & Evolution and Computation Institute. This article in Nature News covers a recent talk Allesina gave at the Ecological Society of America on how to use Google to identify important species in ecosystems. He was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation on “The Spider …

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2007 Speakers

Samanta Forde is currently a program officer with the Marine Microbiology Initiative at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, as well as an adjunt assistant professor in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of California Santa Cruz. She is also a co-founder of Women Evolving Biological Sciences, a program aimed at increasing the number of women …

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