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"Darwinathon"
2nd November 2009
Meacham Auditorium, 8:15am-9:15pm
Time Presenter Affiliation Title
8:15

Broughton

Zoology/Biological Survey

setting up

8:30

Broughton

Zoology/Biological Survey

Introduction to Darwinathon

8:40

Hougen

Computer Science

Darwinian Engineering

9:00

Elisens

Botany/Microbiology

White flowers in a red lineage - hypotheses for the unique
flower color in the Galapagos shrub snapdragon

9:15

R. Lewis

Zoology

Sex or the lack thereof

9:30

Patten

Biological Survey

Conflicting evolutionary history of a Song Sparrow
ring in western North America

9:45

Dugas

Zoology

Turbidity influences nuptial color expression in red shiners

10:00

Klebba

Chemistry

Competition and Selection in Bacterial Cell Envelopes

10:15

Ketchum

Zoology

This Talk Sucks:  Evolution of Blood-Sucking in Insects

10:30

Carnes

OU Health Sciences

Lessons from Biology on the Nature of Aging

10:45

Weider

OU Biological Station

Time travel – exploring microevolutionary changes
using egg and seed banks

11:00

Gibson

Botany/Microbiology & Zoology

Bet hedging in plant reproduction

11:15

Vitt

Sam Noble Museum

TBA

11:30

Rice

Biological Sciences, Southeastern
Oklahoma State University

Darwin never knew how right he was

11:45

Zhang

Zoology

Of flies and humans: neurodegenerative diseases

12:00

Swenson

Zoology/History of Science

Sociobiology and Its Implications for the Future of Mankind

12:15

Knapp

Zoology

Many ways to be a male

12:30

Langerhans

OU Biological Station

Predation and competion in Bahamas blue holes

12:45

Nollert

Engineering

Engineering Complex Biological Systems

1:00

Kaspari

Zoology

Is metabolism an engine driving speciation?

1:15

Hewes

Zoology

Regulation of nerve cell growth by insulin

1:30

Atkinson

Zoology

Reproductive and dispersal mechanisms utilized
by freshwater mussels

1:45

Sims

Chemistry

Evolution of Enzyme Active Sites

2:00

Bergey

Biological Survey

When diatoms go bad- an old diatom becomes a new invader

2:15

Hobson

Zoology

TBA

2:30

Weldon

History of Science

No Battle Here:  Christian Evolutionism and the
Modernization of Religion

2:45

Colston

Sam Noble Museum

Dietary Shifts in Snake Evolution Impacts Present Day
Community Structure

3:00

Makowicz

Zoology

Sexual conflict in the social environment

3:15

Conway

Botany/Microbiology

Evolution of E. coli symbiosis in the intestine

3:30

C. Lewis

Anthropology

The three consistent patterns in human population genetics

3:45

Hale

History of Science

Promoting and Policing Theism in Evolution
from Origin to Descent

4:00

Riggs

Philosophy

The philosophical importance of 'natural teleology

4:15

Stevenson

Botany/Microbiology

Sex in a nodule: lateral transfer of nitrogenase genes

4:30

Poindexter

Zoology

Mark-recapture studies in Colima, Mexico

4:45

Wellborn

Zoology

Ecology and the predictability of evolution:
Darwin's entangled bank

5:00

Warren

Anthropology

Ardipithecus ramidus:  New fossils expand our
understanding of human evolution

5:15

Gaffin

Zoology

Scorpion pectines: an exquisite “belly tongue”
and product of 400 million years of evolution

5:30

Curry

Zoology/EEB

Hybrid zones: Titmice and the nature of species

5:45

Hough

Biological Survey

Geographic variation in spotted and spinner dolphins
in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean

6:00

Strickler

Zoology

Parent-offspring recognition in cave swallows

6:15

Ray

Zoology

Evolution of the Human Mind

6:30

Smith

OU Health Sciences

Harnessing the power of randomness and natural selection
to create an HIV-1 vaccine

6:45

Kelly

Biological Survey

Migratory Life Histories: Evolution on-the-Move

7:00

Shik

Zoology

How ant colonies maintain an army

7:15

Thompson

Zoology

Flies in Space:  The Challenges of Adapting
to a Truly Novel Environment

7:30

Nairn

Environmental Engineering

Ecology in man-made ecosystems

7:45

Schnell

Sam Noble Museum

Pattern and Process:  Relevance of Isolation by Distance

8:00

Fares

Chemistry

TBA
8:15

Hunter

History of Science

Darwin's American Supporter Asa Gray

8:30

Broughton/
Schlupp

Zoology

Grande Finale
8:45

Schlupp

taking down

 
9:00

Schlupp

taking down

 

"Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history..."

Charles Darwin image courtesy of British Heritage

Charles Robert Darwin
(1809-1882)

"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed, into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning, endless forms, most beautiful and most wonderful, have been and are being, evolved."

On the Origin of Species (1859)

 

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