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BioNotes, 13-10-28


October 28 through November 1, 2013

Monday, October 28, 1:30 pm, KIN 2057—, "Lessons from a meandering life of science: a special seminar in honor of 43 years in the Department of Biological Science:," Dr. Walter Tschinkel. Host: Christina Kwapich.

Tuesday, October 29, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Myofilament regulation and mechanics in heart failure," Dr. Andrew D. McCulloch, University of California, San Diego. Host: Dr. P. Bryant Chase.

Wednesday, October 30, 12:00 pm, 1306 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR, Title TBA, Dr. Nicholas L. Young. Host: Dr. Akash Gunjan.

Wednesday, October 30, 5:30 pm, Askew Student Life Center Theater—5+2 DAYS OF OPENING MINDS, "Generation Atheist: 25 Personal Journeys," Dan Riley, author. Host: 5+2 Days of Opening Minds seminar series.

Thursday, October 31, 9:30 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "A discussion of Nuthikattu, et al. 2013, The initiation of epigenetic silencing of active transposable elements is triggered by RDR6 and 21-22 nucleotide small interfering RNAs, Plant Physiol. 162: 116-131," Linda Stroud, Department of Biological Science, FSU.

Thursday, October 31, 12:00 pm, PDB 211—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Diurnal rhythms in the rat main olfactory bulb," John T. Corthell, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Advisor: Dr. Paul Q.Trombley.

Thursday, October 31, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Title TBA," Dr. Jonathan Dennis, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Host: Dr. David Gilbert.

Friday, November 1, 12:00 pm, 327 OSB—BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY SEMINAR, "Community Structure of benthic invertebrates on Necker Ridge in the North Pacific: distribution, diversity, and preliminary comparison to the Hawaiian Archipelago ," Nicole Morgan, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, FSU. Thesis defense will follow the seminar.

Friday, November 1, 3:30 pm, 101 LOV—MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM, "Female-female contests in parasitoid wasps: who wins, who loses, and why?," Marlene Goubault, Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte, Universite de Tours, France. Host: Dr. Mike Mesterton-Gibbons, Department of Mathematics, FSU. Abstract.

Friday, November 1, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Geographic variation in Pine Barrens treefrogs (Hyla andersonii): concordance of morphometric, acoustic signal, and genetic data," Alexa Warwick, Department of Biolgical Science, FSU. Host: Dr. Emily C. Moriarty Lemmon.

Sunday, November 3, 2:00 pm, Education Bldg., St.Marks National Wildlife Refuge, 1255 Lighthouse Rd., St. Marks, FL—FIRST SUNDAY AT THE REFUGE, "What inundated underwater archaeological sites are telling us about late Pleistocene climate change and its likely impacts on human and large mammal populations in North Florida," Dr. James Dunbar, President, Panhandle Archaeological Society At Tallahassee. As the sea level rose and fell in ages past, more of Florida was once exposed and at different times the ocean covered more of the land mass. Humans occupied areas that now lie beneath the water. Come learn what fascinating stories these sites have to tell. Wildlife Refuge entrance fee is $5. Duck Stamp and other federal passes accepted.

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