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Honors Seminar Program  

Center of Excellence for Field Biology & Department of Biology, Austin Peay State University
Spring 2022
Honors Seminar Program

Seminars are presented at 11:15 AM on Mondays

January 24, 2022 - Meet with class; syllabus and course expectations. No seminar.

January 31, 2022 - Nastasia Disotell, Masters Candidate.  Department of Biology, Austin Peay State University. "Parentage assessment of the Egg-mimic Darter (Etheostoma pseudovulatum) demonstrates complex patterns of allopaternal care behavior."

February 7, 2022 - Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz, PhD.  Department of Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia. "A collaborative fire history in British Columbia, Canada: Connecting tree-rings to Indigenous oral histories." https://www.ubctreeringlab.ca/members/kelsey-copes-gerbitz

February 14, 2022 - Evan Rehm, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Austin Peay State University. "What's preventing forest restoration on the Big Island of Hawai'i?"

February 21, 2022 - Hualiang Pi, PhD.  Post-doctoral, Vanderbilt Medical Center. "Clostridioides difficile overcomes iron stress via intracellular iron biomineralization."

February 28, 2022 - Matthew Hallett, PhD. Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, Tropical Conservation Development Program, University of Florida, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. "Starting from the bottom now we're here: From grassroots participatory research to informing wildlife policy in Guyana." Presentation will be via Zoom.  Please email the CEFB to request the link.

March 7, 2022 - APSU Spring Break. No classes.

March 14, 2022 - Marcello De Vitis, PhD. Southeastern Grasslands Initiative, Austin Peay State University. "The new Seed Program at SGI: a critical effort to restore lands across the Southeast US."

March 21, 2022 - Philip Stouffer, PhD.  School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University. "Responses of Amazonian rainforest birds to climate change." Presentation will be via Zoom. Please email the CEFB to request the link.

March 28, 2022 - Kit Wheeler, PhD. Department of Biology, Tennessee Tech University.  "Assembling the conservation jigsaw: a case study with Striated Darter in the Duck River."

April 4, 2022 - Sarah Krueger, Masters Candidate. Department of Biology, Austin Peay State University. "Impact of white-nose syndrome and local climate on reproductive female bats in the southeastern United States."

April 11, 2022 - Matthew Heard, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Belmont University. "Using big data to better understand human impacts on the environment." Presentation will be via Zoom.  Please email the CEFB to request the link.

April 18, 2022 - Sarah Zirkle, Masters Candidate. Department of Biology, Austin Peay State University. "Multi-scale summer habitat selection of a recently petitioned bat species."

April 25, 2022 - Cancelled.