Speakers

2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Rob Guralnick :

Rob Guralnick

Associate Curator, Biodiversity Informatics, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

Talk title: Sizing up new uses of natural history collections for ecogeography and global change biology

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Pamela S. Soltis :

Pamela S. Soltis

Distinguished Professor and Curator, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

Talk title: Integrative research using natural history collections: examples from herbaria

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2020 EARLY CAREER PRESENTERS

Jocelyn Colella :

Jocelyn Colella

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences Department, Hubbard Genome Sciences Center, University of New Hampshire

Talk title: Connecting next-generation museum collections to public health

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Eric LoPresti :

Eric LoPresti

Postdoctoral Researcher, Michigan State University

Talk title: Plants and the materials that stick to them: an ecological and evolutionary investigation

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Alexis Mychajliw :

Alexis Mychajliw

Research Associate, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research, University of Oklahoma

Talk title: Conflicts in context: natural history collections as archives of human-carnivore interactions through time

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Daniel Park :

Daniel Park

Research Associate, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Talk title: Herbarium collections reveal wide variation in plant phenological responses to climate

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Kelly Speer :

Kelly Speer

Biodiversity Genomics and George E. Burch Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genomics, Smithsonian Institute of Conservation Biology, National Zoological Park and Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History

Talk title: Determining drivers of symbiont evolution in a multi-tier hierarchical system

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Alex White :

Alex White

Machine Learning Postdoctoral Fellow, Data Science Lab, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Talk title: Biogeography of fern shapes as revealed by deep learning

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Laurel Yohe :

Laurel Yohe

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University

Talk title: Morphological and developmental basis of olfactory evolution: evidence from museum-collected iodine-stained bat specimens and embryos

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