Go back

Honors Seminar Program  

Center of Excellence for Field Biology & Department of Biology, Austin Peay State University
Spring 2017
Honors Seminar Program

Seminars are presented at 11:15 AM on Mondays, Room E106A, Sundquist Science Center

January 16, 2017 - University closed.

January 23, 2017 - meet with students registered for BIOL 4915 or 5915; no seminar.

January 30, 2017- Ashley B. Morris, PhD.  Assistant Professor of Biology, Middle Tennessee State University. "Comparative plastomics, conservation genetics, and reproductive ecology in threatened and endangered plants."

February 6, 2017 - Joey Shaw, PhD. Professor of Biology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  "Digitizing Tennessee's herbarium collections will expand their support of research, teaching, and service."

February 13, 2017 - Justin N. Murdock, PhD. Assistant Professor of Biology, Tennessee Technological University. "The enigmatic nuisance alga Didymosphenia geminata (Didymo): Understanding its habitat requirements and effects on food webs in Tennessee streams."

February 20, 2017 - Seth Bordenstein, PhD. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University. "Microbes and the origin of animal species." http://bordensteinlab.vanderbilt.edu/

February 27, 2017 -

March 6, 2017 - Spring Break - no classes.

March 13, 2017 - Vsevolod V. Gurevich, PhD. Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "How do arrestins manage to fulfill so many functions?" https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/gurevich-lab/

March 20, 2017- L. J. Zwiebel, PhD. Professor of Biological Sciences and Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University.  "The genetics and genomics of olfaction in eusocial ants and disease vector mosquitoes." http://www.vanderbilt.edu/zwiebellab/Home.html

March 27, 2017 - Christopher Murray, PhD. Assistant Professor of Biology, Tennessee Technological University. "Aquaculture and enigmatic endocrine-disrupting pollutants: how point-source environmental androgens fuel conservation threats and human-wildlife conflict." https://sites.google.com/site/murracm/

April 3, 2017 - Graham Hickling, PhD.  University of Tennessee, Knoxville. "Regional variation in Lyme disease risk: the importance of tick questing behavior."

April 10, 2017 - Gordon Counts, Masters Candidate. Department of Biology, Austin Peay State University. "Long-term assessment of the effects of surface mining on macroinvertebrate community structure and function in streams of the Cumberland Mountains in eastern Tennessee."

April 17, 2017 - Lauren Schnorr, Masters Candidate. Department of Biology, Austin Peay State University. "Aquatic macroinvertebrate assemblages, biodiversity metrics, and tolerance values: monitoring agriculturally impacted ponds, a ten-year study."

April 24, 2017 - Molly Grimmett, Masters Candidate. Department of Biology, Austin Peay State University. "Structure of algae assemblages in Middle TN streams and development of indices using soft-algae to assess trophic state."