The lunch hour Lunch and Learn series offers an opportunity for graduate students, post-docs, research assistants, and faculty in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department to present current research, stories of recent travels to conduct scientific work, or other science related topics. This forum is an excellent opportunity (especially for graduate students) to gain valuable feedback on concepts, methods, statistical analyses, and many other aspects of their work. Lunch and Learn has an informal atmosphere that fosters dynamic discussions and friendly conversation.

When: Wednesdays 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm (unless otherwise noted)
Where: Ramaley N240

Spring 2020

Date Speaker Title
Jan. 15   



Jan. 22 Claire Karban Creative thinking workshop
Jan. 29

Stephanie Renfrow

Elevator pitch workshop

Feb. 5 Gergana Daskalova (U. Edinburgh)

Taking your data viz to the next level in the tidyverse

Feb. 12

NEON part I: Megan Jones

Intro to data at NEON
Feb. 19 Mike Breed

Save the bees!

Feb. 26 Justin Williams (Museum & Field Studies)

Hawaiian Mints Systematics & Tropical Research at CU

Mar. 4 Brendan Hobart Spotted Owl Conservation


Mar. 18 Michael Catchen


Mar. 27  


Apr. 1 Sabrina Bradford  TBA
Apr. 8 CANCELLED (Lee Stanish)

Careers at NEON

Apr. 15 Peter Carrick Desert Restoration
Apr. 22 William Taylor


April 29

Drew Schields

Meiotic recombination in snakes



Fall 2019

Date Speaker Title
Aug. 28 EBIO Working Groups 


Sept. 4 Arnon Lotem  Slow learning, poor memory, and irrational decisions: Is this the best brain evolution can offer?
Sept. 11 Stephanie Renfrow

 GRFP application workshop part 1 (discussion)

Sept. 18 Matt Burgess Apparent competition in the Anthropocene
Sept. 25 Erin Fried

Design Based Learning for a Sustainable Future: An Undergraduate Evolution Curricula

Oct. 2 Stephanie Renfrow

GRFP application workshop part 2 (workshop)

Oct. 9 Miranda Sinnott-Armstrong

Structural color and nutrition in the fruits of Viburnum

Oct. 16 Kyle Christianson Climate change and mountain lakes: what's the big deal?
Oct. 23 Anna Spiers

Using remote sensing for ecology and evolutionary biology research

Oct. 30 Tara Stewart Merrill

Variable immunity and its consequences for parasite dynamics

Nov. 6  


Nov. 15 Patrick Morrison The Mineral-Peptide Origin of Life Hypothesis: An Attempt to Reconcile the Replication and Metabolism First Hypotheses
Nov. 20 Georgie Zelenak  
Nov. 27  

No Lunch and Learn (fall break)

Dec. 4 Chelsea Pretz / Alex Alexiev


Dec. 11 Laurel Brigham