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UNM Biology Annual Research Day

A Research Day Poster Presentation28th Annual Research Days
Thursday, March 28 &
Friday, March 29, 2019

A Presentation of Student Research Celebrating
Discovery and Education in the Biological Sciences

Our 2019 Keynote Speaker was DR. WHENDEE SILVER, the Rudy Grah Chair and Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California–Berkeley. She spoke about "Real World Biogeochemistry: the Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Dynamics of Climate Change Mitigation Using Grasslands."

2019 Program & Abstracts       2019 Winners

Schedule of Events

Beginning on the morning of Wednesday, March 27th (for Judges' Preview) through Research Day on Friday, March 29th, student posters were displayed in the first-floor hallways of Castetter Hall.

Thursday's Schedule was:

12:30 p.m. Invited Lecture, Dr. Gerald Smith, Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus, Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, "Interactions among Geologic, Climatic, and Biotic Mechanisms Determine Fish Species Persistence in Western United States," Castetter Hall Room 100.
3:30 p.m. Departmental Faculty Lecture, Dr. Eric "Sam" Loker, Distinguished Professor & Regents' Professor, Department of Biology, The University of New Mexico, “The World's Schistosomes and Their Snail Hosts: My Personal Story, with a Tribute to CETI and the Comparative Approach,” Castetter Hall Room 100.
4:30 p.m. Scholarship Awards, Castetter Hall Room 100.
4:30–6:30 p.m. Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB) Open House and Reception, CERIA (Bldg. 83).

Friday's Schedule was:

8:00–9:30 a.m. Check In at the Registration Desk, Castetter Hall Foyer.
8:00–9:00 a.m. Breakfast for Keynote Speaker and Graduate Students, Castetter Hall Room 258.
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Silent Auction & Bake Sale, Castetter Hall Greenhouse.
8:30–11:00 a.m. Student Oral Presentations, 24 talks in two concurrent sessions, 51 & 57 Castetter Hall.
Coffee Break for all attendees, Castetter Hall Greenhouse
11:00 a.m.–
12:30 p.m.
Lunch Buffet, Basement and Courtyard of Castetter Hall.
12:30–1:30 p.m.

Keynote Lecture, Castetter Hall Room 100:
Introduction of the Keynote Speaker by Dr. William T. Pockman, UNM Professor & Chair of Biology.
Keynote Lecture, Dr. Whendee Silver, "Real World Biogeochemistry: the Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Dynamics of Climate Change Mitigation Using Grasslands."
Presentation of a Gift of Appreciation by Dr. Robert B. Waide, Professor of UNM Biology & Co-Chair of the 2019 Research Day Committee.

1:30–5:00 p.m. Student Poster Presentations, First Floor of Castetter West-wing Hallways.
Sunday, March 31:
2–5 p.m. The Science of Biodiversity: An Open-Collections Event at the Museum of Southwestern Biology.
Free and open to the public. CERIA Building (#83 on Campus Map; ~200 yards north of Central @ Yale), UNM Main Campus.

Research Day Hallway

Research Day BGSA Sales

The Biology Department apparel will be available at the BGSA Sales Table.

2019 Research Day Committee Members

Co-Chair:   Dr. Robert Waide
Co-Chair:   Dr. Dorothy Scholl
Abstracts & Program: Anne Rice
Web Page: Anne Rice

Dr. Donna George
Dr. Ben Hanelt
Joanne Kuestner
Catherine St. Clair
Melanie Kazenal, BGSA
Aurora Kraus, BGSA
Jenna McCullough, BGSA
Heather Mercer, BGSA

Updated April 2019