Lab Meetings

Spring 2019

17 April 2019 - 3:30pm
Topic: Thermal performance and manipulation of micro-climate
Lead: Leslie Ries

We will read and discuss:

Kaspari, M. (2019). In a globally warming world, insects act locally to manipulate their own microclimate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(12), 5220-5222. (I will post article soon)

10 April 2019 - 3:30pm
Topic: Distribution of Apple Snails and their trophic dynamics

Kevin is going to talk about goals to combine his stable isotope - trophic level research with species distribution modeling of the invasive apple snail. Paper to be posted soon.

13 February 2019 - 3:30pm
Topic: Monarch migration and hadley cells
Lead: Elise Larsen

Elise and Naresh will present their results on monarchs, arrival times, and sketch out plans for their NSF proposal to macrosystems.

6 February 2019 - 3:30pm
Topic: Integrating experiments with Macroecology
Lead: Leslie Ries

A new paper describes a paradigm for integrating experimental and observational data to carry out macrosystems research.

30 January 2019 - 3:30pm
Topic: Habitat ontologies

Vaughn is going to talk about ideas for developing a habitat ontology for our butterfly trait database

23 January 2019 - 3:30pm
Topic: Semester kickoff
Lead: Leslie Ries

Fall 2018

15 November 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: Ecological Forecasting - Part III
Lead: Leslie Ries

We continue our discussion of Dietz's ecological forecasting framework.

Team monarch and team silver-spotted skipper will discuss applying Dietz's framework to our system.

8 November 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: Ecological Forecasting - Part II
Lead: Leslie Ries

We continue our discussion of Dietz's ecological forecasting framework

1 November 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: Ecological Forecasting
Lead: Elise Larsen

Elise will post a paper to read.

16 October 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: SPECIAL TUESDAY LAB - Moths vs. Butterflies
Lead: Leslie Ries

Leslie and Elise will present results on some preliminary analyses for our pheno-mismatch project.

11 October 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: UNC Visit Report Back

The lab is going to visit Joel Kingsolver to jumpstart our new EAGER grant - so we will introduce the basics to the lab and also report on our visit.

4 October 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: Chapter 2: Begin with the end in mind - and Practice talk
Lead: Leslie Ries

We will discuss chapter 2 of 7 habits and I'll also give a practice talk for upcoming talks at Oklahoma State and Univ. of CT.

27 September 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: NSF GRFP Fellowship Proposal Review

Vaughn will distribute drafts of his personal and research proposals for feedback

20 September 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: Manuscript review: Silver Spotted Skipper Diapause Paper

Mariana will distribute her diapause manuscript for discussion

13 September 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: The first habit: Be Proactive!!
Lead: Leslie Ries

Two readings: I found an online .pdf version of the 7 habits (see link) - which looks complete except there are no illustrations. For this lab, I would look through the overview and also the chapter on habit 1 (be proactive). I've also...

Spring 2018

26 April 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: Caterpillars Count! Survey Establishment

Establishing Caterpillar Count tree survey sites

19 April 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: Adult moth light trap
Lead: Leslie Ries

12 April 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: Occoquan Butterfly Data
Lead: Madeline Lee

A show and tell of the data processing and analysis to date.

5 April 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: Plans for caterpillar monitoring
Lead: Leslie Ries

We are making plans to initiate moth sampling in our area

22 March 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: Monarch arrival predictions

We will review Naresh's manuscript on monarch arrival predictability

15 March 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: Spring and Summer Caterpillar Planning

We are going to plan out our spring and summer caterpillar activities!!

1 February 2018 - 2:00pm
Topic: Paper review: The Well-Temperatured Biologist

Mariana leads a discussion on the attached paper.

25 January 2018 - 11:00am
Topic: Paper review: Systematic variation in the termperature dependence of physiological and ecological traits

Mariana led a discussion on this paper.

Fall 2017

28 November 2017 - 12:30pm
Topic: Extracting phenological metrics from butterfly monitoring GAMs
Lead: Elise Larsen

Developing a methodology for our phenological mismatch grant.

21 November 2017 - 12:30pm
Topic: Adaptive responses to environmental fitness landscapes
Lead: Judy Miller

Judy will talk about her work developing PDEs to test this long-standing theory in evolution about how species should (or should not) evolve when on an adaptive landscape.

7 November 2017 - 12:30pm
Topic: Energy & Climate Policy Research Seminar: Insights from China’s Wind Power Industry and Inherent Controversies of Chinese Industrial Upgrading
Lead: Julia Kirch Kirkegaard, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford Business School

24 October 2017 - 12:30pm
Topic: ESA practice and planning for winter experiments

Mariana will give a practice talk for ESA

We will plan experiments for the winter

17 October 2017 - 12:30pm
Topic: Energy & Climate Policy Research Seminar: The Political Economy of Pricing Carbon for a 2C World
Lead: Joe Aldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Mortara Center for International Studies at 3600 N Street NW

3 October 2017 - 12:15pm
Topic: No lab meeting

I'll be out of town Monday-Wednesday

26 September 2017 - 12:30pm
Topic: Energy & Climate Policy Research Seminar: Club-Based Strategies for Regulating Soot (BC) and Methane in the Arctic: Implications for the Region and Global Cooperation on Climate Change
Lead: David Victor

Professor of International Relations and Director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, UCSD.

19 September 2017 - 12:15pm
Topic: Phenological mismatch between caterpillar and hosts
Lead: Leslie Ries

We are having our project kick-off meeting here at Georgetown 9/15-17 so I'll outline our plans for the phenology project and how different activities in our lab are related. We will also review a recently released review of phenological...

12 September 2017 - 12:15pm
Topic: No lab meeting

Summer 2017

27 July 2017 - 2:00pm
Topic: Caterpillars Count!
Lead: Leslie Ries

We're going to talk about initiating caterpillars count here in the lab!

20 July 2017 - 2:00pm
Topic: Review of 2016 Silver-spotted Skipper results

6 July 2017 - 12:00pm
Topic: Lab project checkin
Lead: Leslie Ries

A check in on the various projects going on in the lab, ideas for independent projects

29 June 2017 - 12:00pm
Topic: Collaborator research on physiological constraints on population growth
Lead: Leslie Ries

I will be sharing research of Kelly Nail (University of MN) and Tyson Wyprich (North Carolina State University)

20 June 2017 - 12:00pm
Topic: Tardigrades!!

Lydia will talk about her exciting work with tardigrades

Spring 2017

25 April 2017 - 2:00pm
Topic: Trophic dynamics, climate change and snails
Lead: Kevin Scriber (Howard University)

Kevin will come share his research on snails, feeding dynamics, and climate.

4 April 2017 - 12:30pm
Topic: Energy Transitions
Lead: Kyle Meng

Kyle Meng of UCSB will give a talk on Energy Transitions.

28 March 2017 - 12:15am
Topic: Greenhouse work day

Where your grubby clothes folks! We're going to get dirty in the greenhouse!

22 March 2017 - 12:15am
Topic: Summer 2017 Experiment planning

Mariana will go over plans for the summer based on some results from last summer!

14 March 2017 - 12:30pm
Topic: TBD
Lead: Energy and Climate Series - David Victor

David Victor from UCSD will give a talk.

28 February 2017 - 1:00pm
Topic: Lecture and discussion with Exec. Secretary of UN Framework on Climate
Lead: Patricia Espoinosa (GU lecture)

Copley Formal Lounge

21 February 2017 - 12:15pm
Topic: No lab meeting
Lead: Leslie Ries

14 February 2017 - 12:15pm
Topic: Degree day follow up

We're going to continue our discussion!!!

7 February 2017 - 12:15pm
Topic: Climatic drivers of migration timing variation in monarchs

Naresh will present his work on monarch migration timing.

31 January 2017 - 12:15pm
Topic: Physiology Database update

Mariana will give us an update on the Physiology database

24 January 2017 - 12:15pm
Topic: Quantifying color - review manuscript
Lead: Elise Larsen

Elise will distribute her color manuscript to review.

Fall 2016

22 September 2016 - 2:00pm
Topic: Climate-driven ecological models

Discussion of climate models, dealing with uncertainty, downscaling and other related topics.
Reference: Littell, J. S., McKenzie, D., Kerns, B. K., Cushman, S., & Shaw, C. G. (2011). Managing uncertainty in climate‐driven ecological...

15 September 2016 - 2:00pm
Topic: Review of wing color manuscript
Lead: Elise Larsen

8 September 2016 - 2:00pm
Topic: Paper discussion

Development rates of the embryonic and immature stages of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), at constant and fluctuating temperatures by Bloomfield and Guillome