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Seminar Series Spring 2011

University of Mississippi Department of Biology
Seminar Series Spring 2011

Feb. 25

Louis Zachos, University of Mississippi, Department of Geology
“Modeling echinoid skeletal growth: Testing hypotheses of development and evolution”

Mar. 4

Louis Hesler, USDA-ARS, North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory
“Lost and found: A saga of North American lady beetles”

Mar. 11

Ryan Earley, University of Alabama, Department of Biological Sciences
“Probing the mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity in fishes: From molecules and social information to the physical environment”

Mar. 18

No Seminar–Spring Break holiday

Mar. 25


Diane De Steven, USDA Forest Service, Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research
“Developing ecological frameworks for managing and restoring wetlands”

Apr. 1

Rani Menon,University of Mississippi, Department of Biology (PhD dissertation defense) “Phosphorus retention in constructed wetlands with Juncus effusus, Carex lurida and Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum”

Apr. 8

Christine Bertz,University of Mississippi, Department of Biology (PhD dissertation defense) “Invasion of hurricane-disturbed scrub communities on barrier islands in Mississippi: A battle between native and non-native ecosystem engineers”

Apr. 15

Dorota Maciag,University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
“GABA nervous system in major depressive disorders”

Apr. 22

No Seminar–Good Friday holiday

Apr. 29

Chindo Hicks, Director, Center for Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, University of Mississippi Medical Center
“Bioinformatics Research Projects in the Center for Biostatistics and Bioinformatics”
**2:30 p.m. seminar in Overby Auditorium; sponsored by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs. Please attend in lieu of our regular Biology seminar!