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Honors Seminar Program

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Collecting in Yellowstone River on way to North American Benthos Meeting

Center of Excellence for Field Biology & Department of Biology, Austin Peay State University
Spring 2015
Honors Seminar Program

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

January 19, 2015 - University closed.

January 26, 2015 - meet with students registered for BIOL 4915 or 5915; no seminar.

February 2, 2015- APSU Graduate Student Thesis Presentations:

Randi Arevalo, "Do Ruby-Throated hummingbirds of Clarksville, TN associate the color of a feeder with the quality of food (sugar concentration) provided?"

Erin Bloom, "Systematic evaluation of Orconectes cf. barrenensis from the Red River (Cumberland R.) in Tennessee."

February 9, 2015 - Lisa Funkhouser-Jones, PhD Candidate, Bordenstein Lab, Vanderbilt University. "Mom knows best: Host genetic control of maternal microbial transmission."

February 16, 2015 - Dwayne Estes, PhD, Austin Peay State University, Center for Field Biology & BRIT. "The Pennyroyal Prairie: a vision for restoring a nearly extinct ecosystem."

February 23, 2015 - Biology Faculty Candidate Presentation

March 2, 2015 - Biology Faculty Candidate Presentation

March 9, 2015 - Spring Break - no classes.

March 16, 2015 - Rob Shepard, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona. "Wood anatomy, climate-growth relationships, and above ground productivity of Velvet Mesquite (Prosopis velutina Woot)."

March 23, 2015 - Dr. Victor Fet, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Marshall University.  "The slanted truths of Lynn Margilis and Russian symbiogenesis."

March 30, 2015 - Dr. James McClintock, Professor of Physiology & Ecology of Aquatic & Marine Invertebrates, University of Alabama - Birmingham.  "From penguins to plankton - the impacts of climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula."

April 6, 2015 - APSU Graduate Student Thesis Presentations: 

Dustin A. Owen, "Stress response of woodland snakes in fire-altered habitats."

Mason Brock, "Flora, vegetation, and biogeography of the riverscour communities of Tennessee's Caney Fork River."

April 13, 2015 - APSU Graduate Student Thesis Presentations:

Jonathan Clinger, "Energetic costs of reproduction in Eastern Box Turtles."

Kelly A. Anderson, "Floristics & Biogeography of Riverscour Communities on the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River, Blount County, Alabama."

April 20, 2015 - APSU Graduate Student Thesis Presentations:

Shawn Settle, "Conservation status and habitat use of  Noturus gladiator and other Coastal Plain madtom catfishes."

Kristoffer H. Wild, "Prescribed fire alters maximal locomotor performance in Eastern Fence Lizards."

April 27, 2015 - APSU Graduate Student Thesis Presentations:

Zachary Wolf, "Conservation status and phylogeography of an imperiled Tennessee-endemic fish, the Egg-mimic Darter (Etheostoma pseudovulatum)."

James P. Flaherty, "Habitat selection and movement patterns of copperhead snakes in fire-altered landscapes."