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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 2016
Honors Seminar Program

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

January 18, 2016 - University closed.

January 25, 2016 - meet with students registered for BIOL 4915 or 5915; no seminar.

February 1, 2016- Jefferson Lebkuecher, PhD. Biology, Austin Peay State University. "Development of the Algae Trophic Index: a new tool to assess water quality."

February 8, 2016 - John H. Roe, PhD.  Biology, University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  "Responses of Eastern Box Turtles to prescribed fire in the North Carolina Sandhills."

February 15, 2016 - Kevin Kohl, PhD. NSF Post-doctoral Fellow of Biology, Vanderbilt University. "Friends for life: gut microbes allow herbivores to consume toxic plants."

February 22, 2016 - Dwayne Estes, PhD. Center of Excellence for Field Biology, Austin Peay State University.  "The Pennyroyal Plain Prairie: A vision for restoring a forgotten ecosystem."

February 29, 2016 - Paulette Reneau, PhD. Florida A&M University. "Of fish and paper: Transcriptional activity of the Eastern Mosquitofish exposed to pulp mill effluent."

March 7, 2016 - Spring Break - no classes.

March 14, 2016 - Dwayne Estes, PhD. Center of Excellence for Field Biology, Austin Peay State University. "Landscape evolution and plant community response: a revolutionary new hypothesis to explain the biogeography of eastern North America."

March 21, 2016 - Laura Zahn, Masters Candidate. Biology, Austin Peay State University. "Microtubule nucleation at the golgi in breast cancer cells."

March 28, 2016 - No seminar.

April 4, 2016 - Carl Johnson, PhD. Vanderbilt University. "As time glows by: circadian clocks from molecules to populations."

April 11, 2016 - Agustin Jimenez, PhD. Zoology, Southern Illinois University, "Horizontal transfer of parasites allows them to diversify in a rapidly changing world."

April 18, 2016 - Devin Rodgers, Masters Candidate. Center for Field Biology, Austin Peay State University. "Vascular flora and vegetation of the Cumberland Plateau sandstone riverscour communitites in Daddy's Creek Gorge, Cumberland and Morgan Co., TN."

April 25, 2016 - Mason Brock, Masters Candidate. Center for Field Biology, Austin Peay State University. "Flora and vegetation of riverscour communities of Tennessee's Caney Fork River."