Cramer Seminar Series
The weekly seminar series held during the Fall, Winter and Spring terms.
Background & Philosophy
The weekly seminar series named for R. Melville Cramer (Dartmouth 1877) in honor of his interest in promoting graduate education in biology. Towards this end, graduate students, faculty, and associates are encouraged to invite creative and productive scholars from other institutions to visit the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, present an open seminar, and engage in scientific discussions. Visits are typically a couple of days with a seminar on Friday at 4:00-5:00 p.m. A priority of the seminar series is to engage leading scientists from around the world to participate as outside committee members for Ph.D. students in the Department of Biological Sciences. Because interests within the department range from molecules to ecosystems, we also seek guests whose research seminar will be of interest to a diverse community of biologists.
All seminars are held in Room 201 in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center unless otherwise noted.
To inquire about scheduling a Cramer Seminar speaker, please contact Prof. Eric Schaller.
Cramer Series Schedule
|01/17/14||4PM||Jaclyn Hatala Matthes, Boston University||Measuring and Managing Ecosystem Carbon Flows: Lessons from the California Delta||Kathy Cottingham|
|01/31/14||4PM||David Vasseur, Yale University||The Ups and Downs of Environmental Fluctuations for Population Performance and Persistence||Sam Fey|
|02/21/14||4PM||Robert DeSalle, American Museum of Natural History||The Tree of Life is Dead; Long Live the Tree of Life||Scott Williams|
|02/28/14||4PM||Jan Skotheim, Stanford University||On Biological Computation: Sensors and Actuators Controlling Cell Cycle and Mid-blastula Transitions||Amy Gladfelter|
|03/07/14||4PM||Stephen J. Tonsor, University of Pittsburgh||Functional Adaptations to Climate in Arabidopsis thaliana||Mark McPeek|
|03/28/14||4PM||Mark Bradord, Yale University School of Forestry||Carbon Cycle Projections Depend on How We Think About Life After Death||Chelsea Vario|
|04/04/14||4PM||Elizabeth Wolkovich, PhD EEB '09, Harvard University||The Race for Spring: How Climate Change Alters Plant Communities||Lauren Culler & Ross Virginia|
|04/11/14||4PM||Caren Chang, University of Maryland||Unlocking the Mechanisms and Origins of Ethylene Hormone Signaling||Eric Schaller|
|04/18/14||4PM||N. Louise Glass, UC-Berkeley||Interplay Between Self and Nonself Recognition Mechanisms Regulate Chemotropic Interactions and Cell Fusion||Amy Gladfelter|
|04/25/14||4PM||John Ratcliffe, University of Toronto||Superfast and Ultrasonic: Design Constraints on Echolocation in Bats and Decision-Making in Tiger Moths||Hannah ter Hofstede|
|05/09/14||4PM||Reserve for PhD thesis||TBA|
|05/16/14||4PM||Reserve for PhD thesis||TBA|
|05/23/14||4PM||Reserve for PhD thesis||TBA|
|09/26/14||4PM||Hudson Kern Reeve, Cornell University||TBA||Mark Laidre|