Graduate Student Events

2016 Oct 20

James Crall Thesis Defense (Naomi Pierce Lab)



William James Lecture Hall, B1, 33 Kirkland Street

Title:  Foraging in a Complex World: From Individual Flight Performance to Collective Behavior in Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens)

Abstract:  Foraging is a crucial and remarkably complex behavior that is key to survival.  For social insects such as bumblebees, successful foraging depends on a combination of individual traits (e.g. physiological and biomechanical performance of individual workers) and collective behavioral strategies for regulating food intake at the colony level.  Here, I use foraging...

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2016 Sep 06

Joel Nitta Thesis Defense (Davis Lab)



Harvard University Herbaria Seminar Room

Title:  Ecology and Evolution of the Ferns of Moorea and Tahiti, French Polynesia

Abstract:  Ferns are the only major clade of land plants with haploid (gametophyte) and diploid (sporophyte) stages that can grow separately from each other for extended periods. The ecology of fern gametophytes, which represent the sexual part of the life cycle, is very poorly known due to their small size and cryptic morphology. In contrast, the conspicuous...

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