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October 31, 2008

Biology department fall seminar series schedule announced; next occurs Nov. 7

The University of Louisiana Monroe Department of Biology has scheduled several educational seminars during the fall 2008 semester, with the next seminar occurring Friday, Oct. 31, at 1:30 p.m. in the Chemistry and Natural Science Building, room 101.

Dr. Chris Brantley, project manager for the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will speak about “Forested Wetland Dynamics Receiving Treated Municipal Wastewater.”

All seminars normally begin at 1 p.m. on Fridays at the CNSB, room 101, except when indicated otherwise.

Next, Dr. Chris Brooks of Mississippi State University will discuss “Using network models to predict disease dynamics” Nov. 7.

On Nov. 14, Dr. Chris Taylor of Texas Tech University’s speech centers on “Fishes and flows: Long-term impacts of altered flow regimes.” There is a location change for this seminar; it will occur in the ULM Museum of Natural History, located in Sandel Hall on the third floor.

Shannon Martin, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will conduct the final fall 2008 biology seminar, titled “The influence of salinity on reproduction in coastal freshwater fishes” Nov. 21.

For a full seminar schedule and information about the biology department, go to or contact Dr. Ricky Fiorillo at: 318-342-1797 or at

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