Biology

Biology Seminar Series

Throughout the fall semester, the Biology Department will be hosting a seminar series on a variety of topics. No registration necessary. Check out the seminar schedule below and join us for a semester of engaging seminars!

Fall 2023 Seminar Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held in Pennebaker Hall 128 and from 4 PM to 5 PM.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 

Andrew Althoff, Research Associate, Tennessee Cooperative Fisheries Unit, United States Geological Survey: Past in the present: tracking Silver Carp at the invasion epicenter

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 

Shrijana Duwadi, Department of Biology, Tennessee Tech University, PhD defense seminar: Factors affecting nutrient retention recovery and greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural floodplain wetlands

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Dr. Rob Fletcher, Professor, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida: The dynamics of predators in a novel world

*Will be held in Laboratory Science Commons, Room 1205

Monday, October 23, 2023

Trevor Crawford, Department of Biology, Tennessee Tech University, MS defense seminar: The impacts of Microcystin-LR on photosynthetic processes and nutrient acquisition and utilization in natural phytoplankton assemblages

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Joelle Ciriacy, Department of Biology, Tennessee Tech University, MS defense seminar: Understanding the keystone role and spawning microhabitat use of River Chub (Nocomis micropogon)

Monday, October 30, 2023

Haley Holiman, Department of Biology, Tennessee Tech University, MS defense seminar: Occupancy and habitat associations of secretive marsh birds in Tennessee

*Will be held in the Laboratory Science Commons, Room 1119 at 9am

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Cole Howard, Department of Biology, Tennessee Tech University, MS defense seminar: Wood Duck banding needs assessment for the Mississippi and Atlantic flyways

*Will be held in the Laboratory Science Commons, Room 1205 at 4:15pm

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Nick Masto, Department of Biology, Tennessee Tech University, PhD defense seminar

*Will be held in Bell Hall, Room 266 at 10:00am

Friday, November 3, 2023

Abigail Blake-Bradshaw, Department of Biology, Tennessee Tech University, PhD defense seminar: Experimental disturbance on waterfowl sanctuaries: implications for mallard behavior, hunting opportunity, and sanctuary design

*Will begin at 9am

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Dr. Evan Hart, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Tennessee Tech University:

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Holly Palk, Department of Biology, Tennessee Tech University, MS defense seminar: De novo assembly and annotation of genomic resources for the imperiled Hardin Crayfish (Faxonius wrighti)

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Katie Torrance, Research Technician, Tennessee Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit, United States Geological Survey

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