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 Darwin Room unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2015

September 4

Mariangeles Arce, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

“Reinvestigating the Phylogeny of Ictaluridae, a Study Done Using MorphoBank”

September 18

Jane Greenberg, Drexel University


October 9

Marilyn Sobel, Drexel University

“Earth, Water and Fire: Resource Allocation Strategies of Rhynchospora knieskernii (Cyperaceae) in a Disturbance-Dependent Ecosystem”

October 23

Anthony Geneva, Harvard University

“Studying speciation in Anolis lizards”

October 30

Torgeir Nygård,  Harvard University

“The Problems of Windfarm Mortality on Eagles and Gamebirds in Norway”

November 6

Luc Claessens, University of Delaware

“Toward Innovative Prioritization of Watershed Conservation Investments in the Delaware River Basin: a Geospatial Ecohydrological Examination”

November 20

Jane Greenberg, Drexel University

“Data Challenges, Metadata Solutions”

November 23

John O’Brien, ERM Alaska, Inc.

“Fish and Game of Drones, Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Study Salmon and Habitat”

December 4 (Takes place in Library Reading Room)

Kerin Claeson, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

“Guitarfish from Rocks of All Ages”