March 31st and April 1st , 2016

The UNM Biology Department hosts its 25th Annual Research Day and Open House on  Thursday, March 31st and Friday, April 1st.  The annual event is a showcase of student research celebrating discovery and education in the biological sciences.

On Thursday, student posters will be displayed for judges' preview in the hallways of Castetter Hall throughout the day. Thursday afternoon events include a community lecture titled, The Role of Historic Ecology in Establishing Baselines for Conservation: A few Case Examples from the North Pacific Ocean, by Dr. Seth Newsome, Assistant Professor, Biology, from 3:30–4:30 p.m. in room 100 of Castetter Hall, and an open house in the Museum of Southwestern Biology (CERIA, Bldg. 83) from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

On Friday, April 1st, students present posters and oral presentations from 9:00 to 11:30 am and 1:00 to 3:15 pm. The keynote speaker is Dr. Kevin Lafferty, Senior Ecologist, Western Ecological Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, University of California, Santa Barbara.  His talk Parasites and Food Webs will be held in Northup Hall, rm 122 from 3:30 to 4:20 pm. There will be a reception, silent auction, and awards presentation at the University Club, 1923 Las Lomas, at 5:00 pm.

For a complete schedule of events, visit: UNM Biology Research Day. For more information, contact Donna George at (505) 277-1715 or email