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Biology - Seminar Series

The Biology Department proudly announces our annual seminar series.  These seminars are associated with our Research Methods course and will occur bi-weekly throughout the fall and spring semesters.  The purpose of the series is to invite scientists from around the country to share their newest discoveries and ideas with our students. We cordially invite the entire Armstrong community to attend and we encourage students to engage with our honored guests in post-seminar discussions.

All Biology Seminar Series for Fall 2017 will held from 4:00-5:15pm in Room SC1402

Date: September 21, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Aaron Schrey
Affiliation: Armstrong State University
Title: Molecular ecology and ecological epigenetics in altered environments.

Date: September 28, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Sara Gremillion
Affiliation: Associate Professor of Biology, Armstrong State University
Title: Re'COG'nizing proteins involved in filamentous fungal growth

Date: October 5, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Sargent
Affiliation: Phytoplankton Ecophysiologist, Georgia Southern University
Title: Fix, drop, pop: the role of diazotrophic phytoplankton in the marine carbon cycle.

Date: October 19, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Jamie Roberts
Affiliation: Fisheries Biologist, Georgia Southern University
Title: The river of no return?  Exploring the resiliency of freshwater fish communities to hydrologic change.

Date: November 2, 2017
Speaker: Mr. Houston Chandler, M.S.
Affiliation: Species Coodinator and Conservation Biologist, The Orianne Society
Title: Conserving reptile and amphibian diversity in Longleaf Pine ecosystems

Date: November 16, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Hancock
Affiliation: Botanist & Ecologist, Middle Georgia State University
Title: TBA


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