Oct. 8, 2001
To: News Directors and News Editors
From: Veronika Brown, Media Coordinator, 342-5444
SEMINAR ON ANIMAL LIFE IN THE DESERT THIS THURSDAY
The University of Louisiana at Monroe Museum of Natural History
(Zoology) invites you to attend the Fall Seminar in Natural History,
"Life at the Oasis: Animal Communities of Desert Wetlands."
The speaker will be Dr. Jan Hoover of the US Army Corps of Engineers
Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, MS. Dr. Hoover, a
graduate of the University of Oklahoma, is an aquatic biologist
specializing in fish ecology.
The sandy arid landscape of the Chihuahuan Desert appears inhospitable
to aquatic life, but recent field surveys of the isolated wetlands
of Southeast New Mexico indicate otherwise. More than 80 species
of animals were recently collected from the small oases that
dot the Tularosa Basin.
In this seminar, Jan Hoover talks about the crustacean, insects,
fishes, and amphibians that inhabit this harsh environment and
why the aquatic communities of these mysterious waters are important.
The seminar will be Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Welcome
Room at Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. The Seminar and refreshments
For more information: contact the ULM Department of Pure and
Applied Sciences at 342-1750