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IB Graduate student Mary Mangiapia completes race of a lifetime
Mary Mangiapia, IB graduate student in KT Scott's lab, successfully completed the grueling 300 mile Everglades Challenge small craft race in the first week in March. She participated in this engineless boat race, which took her from Fort Desoto Park to Key Largo, in an 18 foot sea kayak. Her trek went through open Gulf waters, down the Intercoastal waterway, and through the Everglades. Read the fascinating account of her adventure, accompanied with beautiful photos, here.
Valerie Harwood choosen as distinguished lecturer for American Society for Microbiology program
Valerie (Jody) Harwood has been selected as a distinguished lecturer for the American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer Program, for the Society for 2014 to 2017. The topic of Dr. Harwood’s lectures will be: “The Big Three Vibrio Pathogens: A Study in Contrast,” “Water Quality in the Time of Molecular Biology: New Regulations and Emerging Approaches,” “What’s In Your Water: Microbial Source Tracking,” and “The Life and Times of “Swamp Death” -Vibrio vulnificus Ecology and Virulence.” Dr. Harwood specializes in microbial ecology and public health microbiology, water quality testing and microbial source tracking. Read the full story here.
Lynn Martin to host a symposium, speak at two others, and conduct a 3 day course on "Animal Behavior and Disease Ecology"
Integrative Biology professor Lynn (Marty) Martin will host a symposium on "New perspectives on the ecology and evolution of homeostasis" at the Americam Physiology Society. In addition to this, he is presenting at two additional symposia at other upcoming meetings and giving a 3 day workshop in Guanajuato, Mexico. Read the full story here.
Gordon Fox invited to participate as research fellow at Stellenbosch Institute in South Africa
Gordon Fox was invited to take part in a month-long research fellowship at the Stellenbosch Institute in South Africa. He will be studying the subject "Develoding a theory of landscape demography." Read the full story here.
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