Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:58pm
Jerry Shannon is an assistant professor in the department of geography and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia. He is a geographer studying how to make urban neighborhoods and food systems healthier and more equitable. Dr. Shannon’s broad interests are in urban development and inequality, geographic information systems, political geography, and place effects on health. More specifically, his research focuses…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:57pm
Mark Berg is an assistant professor in the department of sociology at the University of Iowa. Berg’s research interests primarily include criminology, interpersonal violence, the mobilization of law, and the social context of adolescent development. He is currently investigating the situational characteristics of disputes as part of a project funded by the National Institute of Justice (U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC).
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:54pm
Tim Gill is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia. His areas of interest include political sociology, global/transnational sociology, and sociological theory. He is currently completing his dissertation on US democracy assistance programs in Venezuela under the Chávez Administration, and how the Venezuelan government has challenged them.
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:51pm
Tara Sutton is a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology at the University of Georgia. Her areas of interest are family and deviance and  her research addresses the influence of individual, family and community factors on adjustment problems during adolescence and emerging adulthood.  She is currently working on projects that that link social contexts and family of origin experiences to outcomes such as delinquency, risky sexual…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:47pm
Jeff Cannon presents this exit seminar. His research interests include: unraveling the complex ways in which common forest disturbances (such as wind damage and fire) can interactively influence forest regeneration. Currently, my research focuses on how wind damage can alter the amount and type of forest fuels which can lead to dramatic changes in fire behavior. I am also monitoring whether the combination of wind and fire disturbances can alter…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:43pm
Michael Axtell, Penn State department of biology, presents this lecture. His research interests are listed as follows: We are biologists who use diverse plant species to study a class of genes that produce small RNAs. Small RNAs went largely undetected until around the turn of the century. We now know that they are critical components of gene expression in nearly all eukaryotic organisms. These small RNAs are functionally united in that they all…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:40pm
Jill Anderson, UGA department of genetics, presents this lecture. Her research interests include: Our lab also investigates seed dispersal by frugivorous fish in tropical South America. Seed dispersal is a critical stage in the life history of plants. It determines the initial pattern of juvenile distribution, and influences community dynamics, species diversity and gene flow among populations. One major group of vertebrates has been largely…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:33pm
Chung-Jui Tsai, UGA department of genetics, presents this lecture. Her website states: I am a plant biologist with a special passion for large organisms - trees! Trees are 'large' not merely by their physical or genome size, but primarily by their longevity. Longevity depends on a perennial growth habit, which can mean added functionalities for genes, proteins and metabolites compared to herbaceous annuals. The quest for 'what makes a tree a…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:29pm
Dave Des Marais, Harvard, presents this lecture. From his website: I study the diversity of life at many different scales. Like most of us, I am amazed by the visual diversity of plant life. But I am also fascinated by the diversity of genes, proteins, and other molecules which give rise to the beautiful plants that surround us. My research addresses how molecular processes shape organismal diversity, and how these processes evolve within and…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:25pm
Edward McAssey presents a seminar. Hosted by: John M. Burke. His research focus is plant evolutionary genetics and genomics. More specifically, studying the genetic basis of evolutionary divergence within the sunflower family (i.e., the Compositae or the Asteraceae). He also maintains an interest in the ecological and evolutionary impact of transgene escape from genetically modified crops into their wild relatives.