Seminars

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department has been working hard and monitoring, as well as planning, for COVID-19/Coronavirus and the safety of the UCLA community. We understand that we live in very uncertain times and with news about the virus changing frequently, we appreciate your cooperation. Please know the department is committed to working in everyone’s best interest—students, faculty, staff, and community at large.

Our Spring 2022 Seminar Series will be held in-person and virtually.  Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the seminar is required for non-UCLA attendees.  Clearance from the UCLA Symptom monitoring website or app is required for UCLA attendees.

We appreciate your understanding at this time.

December 1, 2021

12:00pm, PST 158 HH and Zoom

Paul Barber
UCLA, Dept of EEB

" Frogs, Hyaenas and Shrimp, Oh My! Reflections on a Career in a Diversity "

As Earth faces a biodiversity crisis, genetics and genomics provide powerful tools for documenting biological diversity,  monitoring change over time, and supporting conservation efforts. At the same time, science faces a diversity crisis, preventing us from achieving the full potential of the STEM enterprise. In this career retrospective, I review my work on the evolution of marine biodiversity in the Coral Triangle, and our lab’s application of genetic and genomic tools in the support of the monitoring and conservation of marine ecosystems. I also talk about how we use our research as a powerful platform for advancing the success of marginalized and minoritized groups in science, work informed my life experience, and how the intentional, meaningful integration of research and education can productively advance both science, conservation and diversity in STEM.

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

12:00pm, PST

Seminar will be presented live, in-person, in

Hershey Hall, Room 158

Seminar will also be live-streamed via Zoom


Host: Peggy Fong