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Seminars to examine environmental topics

NDSU’s Environmental and Conservation Sciences Graduate Program is set to sponsor a series of “Greenbag Seminars” in coming weeks. The sessions are on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

All seminars are in the Memorial Union Room of Nations, unless noted.

The schedule of speakers and topics includes:

Feb. 28        Trevor Krabbenhoft, postdoctoral fellow, Wayne State University, Detroit, “Conservation genetics of native fishes of the Rio Grande, New Mexico”

March 7      Nate Williams, graduate student, “Assessing neonicotinoid distribution in the Prairie Pothole Region and their potential impacts on aquatic invertebrates” and Maddy Snider, graduate student, “Anti-Predator Behavior Variability of Endangered Pahrump poolfish”

March 21    Brandon Kaiser, graduate student, “Feeding Behavior of Red-winged Blackbirds on Sunflower with Varying Levels of Repellent Coverage” and Conor Egan, graduate student, “Evaluating Blackbird Response toward Unmanned Aircraft Systems”

• March 28    Hannah Erdmann, graduate student, “Do ZnO Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes Affect Plant Growth and Nutrient Uptake?

• April 4         Nazea Khan Chowdhury, graduate student, “North Dakota Agricultural Land Conversion: A Spatial Simultaneous Equation Approach”

April 11       Katie Needham, graduate student, “Sex-specific differences in preparation for breeding in songbirds”

April 18       Aurelia Kucera, graduate student, “Telomere dynamics in house sparrows: sperm, paternal effects and fitness”

April 25       Rashad Alghamdi, graduate student, “Soil Heating and Drying among Conservation Tillage Practices in Frigid Corn-Soybean Fields,” Memorial Union Mandan room

May 2          Chuong Le, graduate student, “Evaluating the Causes of Channel Widening in Minnesota's Riverine Systems”

For more information, visit the Environmental and Conservation Sciences webpage or contact Craig Stockwell, professor and program director at 231-6050.

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