Cramer Seminar Series

The weekly seminar series held during the Fall, Winter and Spring terms.

Background & Philosophy

The weekly seminar series named for R. Melville Cramer (Dartmouth 1877) in honor of his interest in promoting graduate education in biology. Towards this end, graduate students, faculty, and associates are encouraged to invite creative and productive scholars from other institutions to visit the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, present an open seminar, and engage in scientific discussions. Visits are typically a couple of days with a seminar on Friday at 4:00-5:00 p.m. A priority of the seminar series is to engage leading scientists from around the world to participate as outside committee members for Ph.D. students in the Department of Biological Sciences. Because interests within the department range from molecules to ecosystems, we also seek guests whose research seminar will be of interest to a diverse community of biologists.


All seminars are held in Room 201 in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center unless otherwise noted.

To inquire about scheduling a Cramer Seminar speaker, please contact Prof. Eric Schaller.


Cramer Series Schedule

Please see the home page events listing for Cramer Series Scheduling or the News and Events page.

Date Time Speaker's Name Topic Host(s)
03/28/14 4PM Mark Bradord, Yale University School of Forestry Carbon Cycle Projections Depend on How We Think About Life After Death Chelsea Vario
04/04/14 4PM Elizabeth Wolkovich, PhD EEB '09, Harvard University The Race for Spring: How Climate Change Alters Plant Communities Lauren Culler & Ross Virginia
04/11/14 4PM Caren Chang, University of Maryland Unlocking the Mechanisms and Origins of Ethylene Hormone Signaling Eric Schaller
04/18/14 4PM N. Louise Glass, UC-Berkeley Interplay Between Self and Nonself Recognition Mechanisms Regulate Chemotropic Interactions and Cell Fusion Amy Gladfelter
04/25/14 4PM John Ratcliffe, University of Toronto Superfast and Ultrasonic: Design Constraints on Echolocation in Bats and Decision-Making in Tiger Moths Hannah ter Hofstede
05/02/14 4PM No Seminar    
05/09/14 4PM Reserve for PhD thesis TBA  
05/16/14 4PM No Seminar    
05/23/14 4PM Reserve for PhD thesis TBA  
09/19/14 4PM   TBA  
09/26/14 4PM Hudson Kern Reeve, Cornell University TBA Mark Laidre
10/03/14 4PM   TBA  
10/10/14 4PM N. Thompson Hobbs, Colorado State Univ. TBA EEB Modeling Group
10/17/14 4PM Homecoming TBA  
10/24/14 4PM Thomas Seeley, Cornell University Swarm Intelligence in Honey Bees Tom Kraft
10/31/14 4PM   TBA  
11/07/14 4PM   TBA  
11/14/14 4PM   TBA  
01/09/15 4PM   TBA  
01/16/15 4PM   TBA  
01/23/15 4PM   TBA  
01/30/15 4PM   TBA  
02/06/15 4PM   TBA  
02/13/15 4PM   TBA  
02/20/15 4PM   TBA  
02/27/15 4PM   TBA  
03/06/15 4PM   TBA