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2013/14 Science Seminar

Each week the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics hosts an invited speaker to lecture on current research and/or career opportunities in Biology. Everyone is welcome to attend.

They are held in Guzman Hall on Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. during the fall and spring semester.

2014 Speakers

January 23, 2014: Dr. John Banks - "Birds, beetles and elephants - oh my! Ecological cascades in an East African forest reserve"

Dr. John "Buck" Banks is a Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Washington, Tacoma, where he also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Education and Director of International Programs. Dr. Banks studied applied mathematics at Pomona College and the University of Southern California before getting a Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Washington, Seattle. Trained as a quantitative ecologist, his research focuses on the interface between conservation science and agricultural production. He is especially interested in combining lab and field data with mathematical and statistical models to explore how we might bolster conservation of biological diversity while also facilitating food production. He works in both temperate and tropical systems, with recent/current projects in Costa Rica (sustainable coffee production) and Kenya (wildlife conservation in coastal forests).

1/30/2014: Mea McNeil - Beekeeping

2/13/2014: Dr. Lori Selleck - Kaiser MD

2/20/2014: Dr. Alex Hearn - Director of Conservation Science, Turtle Island Restoration Network

3/6/2014: Gabrielle Pecora from the Carbon Cycle Institute

3/20/2014: TBA

3/27/2014: Gabriel Navaratte - 2nd year Med Student at Indiana Medical school

4/3/2014: Pharmacy Round Table

4/10/2014: Tri-Beta Induction Ceremony

4/17/2014: Dr. Joe Alcock from the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico

4/24/2014: Successful Applications - Round Table Discussion

5/1/2014: Dr. Geri Richmond - "Sink, Swim or Surface:  Understanding Environmentally Important Processes at Water Surfaces"


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