I was invited to give a talk at the 6th St. Louis Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Retreat (SLEEC), a gathering of all research institutions in the region! It was great to talk about speciation to such a wide variety of people and I enjoyed the experience very much.
I was invited to give my first Department Seminar at Oklahoma State University! I presented (September 14th, 2016) work from my dissertation on Neobartsia as well as current and future work on speciation and the accumulation of species properties. I spent two days in Stillwater and everything went really well. My host, Mark Fishbein, and his students were great and I had many good and stimulating conversations with them and other people in the department.
What a fantastic experience! 🙂