Museum Seminar Series

The Museum Seminar Series is a weekly research talk at the LSU Museum of Natural Science given by invited speakers and LSU personnel that revolves around topics of natural history, ecology, or evolutionary biology. Seminars are open to the public and take place on Fridays at 3:30pm in the museum exhibits area. See schedule below. #MuseumSeminar 

2020 Spring Seminar Schedule

Download Spring 2020 LSUMNS Seminar Schedule.

Date Details
January 17

Dr. Moisés Bernal
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Auburn University
Title: "How will Coral Reef Fishes respond to the effects of global warming?"

January 24

Zach Rodriguez & Jackson Roberts, Diego Elias
Dept. of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
Title: "Travelogues I: New Guinea and Haiti"

January 31

Dr. Leslie Rissler
Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation
Title: "Enhancing Science and Diversity: What's New at NSF"

February 7

Dr. Cameron Siler
Dept. of Biology, University of Oklahoma
Title: :Adapting to a Changing Landscape in Biodiversity Conservation and Research"

February 14

Sheila Rodriguez-Machado and Jerry Kattawar
Dept. of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
Title: "Phylogeography of the Cuban endemic freshwater fish Limia vittata (Cypriodontiformes: Poeciliidae)" and "Population Genetics of the Endangered Relict Darter"

February 21

No Seminar: Mardi Gras

February 28

Dr. Susan Balenger
Dept. of Biology, University of Mississippi
Title: "Rapid evolution of pre- and post-infestation strategies by field crickets against a novel parasitoid fly"

March 6

Andre Moncrieff & Eamon Corbett, Pamela Hart
Dept. of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
Title: "Travelogues II: Peru and Thailand"

March 13

Dr. Laura Lagomarsino and Jennifer Kluse
Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium and Dept. of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University
Title: "The Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium: A past and future hub for Louisiana botany"

March 20

Dr. Edward Burress
Dept. of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis
Title: "Adaptive Radiation by Cichlid Fishes"

March 27

No Seminar: Spring Break

April 3

Dr. Sandra Bibiana Correa
Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University
Title: TBA

April 10

No Seminar: Good Friday/Easter Holiday

April 17

Dr. Sydney Moyo
Dept. of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University
Title: TBA

April 24

Dr. Rayna Bell
Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability, California Academy of Sciences
Title: TBA

May 1

Dr. David Blackburn
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
Title: "The Diversity and Evolution of Frogs"


For further information, please contact Eamon Corbett at