What use is sex? Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. Groningen, the Netherlands. 25 August 2017. *2017 John Maynard Smith Prize Lecture.


The ups and downs of coevolution: a long-term study of sex in a natural population. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Meeting. Victoria, BC. 9 May 2017; *Invited for the symposium “Complex Coevolution”

What use is sex? Environmental Science Seminar Series. Kennesaw State Univesity, Kennesaw, GA. 1 March 2017.

The Red Queen’s race: an experimental card game to teach coevolution. National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference. Denver, CO. 4 November 2016; *Invited in association with the T.H. Huxley Award

The two-fold cost of sex: experimental evidence from a natural system. WD Hamilton Symposium, Evolution. Austin, TX 18 June 2016; *Honorable Mention, WD Hamilton Award

A phylogenetic test of the Red Queen Hypothesis: outcrossing and parasitism in the Nematode phylum. Departmental Seminar, Amherst College. Amherst, MA. 21 April 2014

A phylogenetic test of the Red Queen Hypothesis. 2nd International Microbotryum Meeting. Amherst, MA. 4 May 2013

Emergence of terrestrial pathogens in marine mammals. National Marine Animal Health and Stranding Network Conference. Shepherdstown, WV. 7 April 2010


Parasite-mediated selection on sex: what are its fitness consequences in nature? Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. Selected presentation. Lausanne, Switzerland. 10 August 2015

Fine-scale spatial variation in disease and susceptibility. Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. 21 March 2015

Experimental evolution of reduced antagonism: a role for host-parasite coevolution. Evolution. Raleigh, NC. 21 June 2014

Selfing and the sibling competition arena. 1st Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology. Ottawa, Canada. 9 July 2012

Loss of pathogens in threatened plant species. Conférences Jacques-Monod: New and Emerging Fungal Diseases of Plant and Animals. Selected presentation. Roscoff, France. 27 June 2011.

Hybridization and phylogenetics in predicting pathogen emergence on a novel host.  Third FEBS Advanced Lecture Course: Human Fungal Pathogens. Selected presentation. Nice, France. 3 May 2009; *Cell Host and Microbe Young Investigator Award; Eukaryotic Cell Young Investigator Award

Loss of pathogens and disease resistance in threatened plant species. Annual meeting of Le Réseau Ecologie des Interactions Durables. Amiens, France. 15 January 2009

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