Research Seminars

The Academy host a series of scientific seminars throughout the year sponsored by the Academy’s chapter of Sigma Xi. These technical seminars are intended for scientists and college-level students. Guests from other research and higher education institutions and organizations are encouraged to attend.

Those interested in presenting their research at the Academy should contact Makiri Sei at .

These seminars are typically held during the Fall, Winter, and Spring. All seminars are held at 12 noon in the Academy’s Ewell Sale Stewart Library & Archives unless otherwise noted.

Winter/Spring 2015

Friday,January 23
Gizelle Batomalaque, Drexel University
“The Molecular Phylogeny of the Philippine Bradybaenidae (Mollusca: Eupulmonata)”
Friday, February 6
Eric Dewar, Suffolk University
"Recovering Behavior from the Skeleton: Seals, Hyenas, and Fossil Mammals”
Friday, February 20
Jessica Ware,Rutgers University
Friday, March 6
Anthony Geneva, Rochester University
“Speciation in Anolis lizards”
Friday, March 27
Enric Planas I Figueras, University of Barcelona
"Spiders as models for Mediterranean biogeography"
Friday, April 3
Tiago Carvalho, ANSP
"Species Diversity, Relationships and Evolution of the Banjo Catfish (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae)"
Friday, April 10
Alina Freire-Fierro, ANSP/Drexel
“iDigBio: Useful Resources for Research and Management of Natural History Collections.”
Friday, April 17
John Sime, ANSP
"Two-hundred Years of Invertebrate Paleontology at the Academy: From the Beginnings of Historical Geology to the Future of Paleobiology"
Friday, May 1
Robin Abell, ANSP
Friday, May 8
Dr. Ernie Schuyler, ANSP
The Schuyler Lecture in North American Botany and Botanists: European Plant Collections of John Stuart Mill at the Academy of Natural Sciences
Friday, May 15
Fred Sheldon , Louisiana State University
“Return to the Malay Archipelago: the Biogeography of Sundaic Birds”
Friday, June 12
Bárbara Romera , Museum of Zoology of the University of São Paulo/Smithsonian Institution