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Discussion / Seminar in Ecology, Evolution, & Complex Systems

This spring, faculty from Biology & Ecology, Economics, and Wildlife Ecology will offer a weekly seminar open to all who are interested that will meet at least every week (with the potential for additional seminar topics on top of that).

Largely the course will cover three potential themes across both non-human and human systems:

  1. Ecology
  2. Evolution
  3. Complex Adaptive Systems

Broadly, we will alternate between themes one and two, with potential sporadic offerings in theme three. During each meeting, faculty, research staff, or graduate students from any academic unit will present unpolished ideas on their research
in one of the above themes or discuss a recent, titillating article (that has broad accessibility) addressing some aspect of these themes.

Folks in the past have presented thesis proposals, grant drafts, paper ideas, conference talks, and just plain things they wanted input on. And we’ve covered readings concerning the application of theory in diverse circumstances (e.g. conservation biology, health sciences, natural resource extraction, human language, sociology, community engineering). We encourage all who are interested from any academic unit to attend every other week to match their more narrow thematic interests, or attend every week to take advantage of the entire kit’n’kaboodle (Two discussions for the price of one! What a bargain!).

We will meet:

Every Thursday @ 12:00 – 1:30
in centrally located
101 Norman Smith Hall

Graduate Students can take this seminar FOR CREDIT by signing up for:

EES 590 – “Special Topic in EES”
Section 0002 – “Ecology, Evolution, & Com Sys”

January 17th, will be the organizational meeting for the entire Seminar, so come to learn more.
SEND QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS TO BRIAN OLSEN, MIKE KINNISON, BRIAN MCGILL, SHAWN MCKINNEY, OR TIM WARING


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Orono, ME 04469
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