WCSU in Danbury hosts free biology research seminars open to the public

February 13, 2019 GMT

The Western Connecticut State University Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences will offer a spring semester series of research seminars beginning Thursday, Feb. 21, that will cover diverse topics including science advocacy, the evolution of Arctic lake ecosystems and neuroscience and human behavior.

All seminars will be at 4 p.m. in Science Building Room 125 on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and the public is invited; a reception will be held in the Science Building Atrium immediately after each presentation.

In the opening seminar on Thursday, Feb. 21, WCSU Assistant Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Rayda Krell will present “Beyond the Laboratory: How to be a Science Advocate and Why It’s Important.” Other seminars will be Thursday, March 28, “Secrets from an Early Eocene Arctic Lake: Global Warming, Biogeography and Evolutionary Stasis,” presented by Connecticut College Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies Dr. Peter Siver; and Thursday, April 25, a discussion of topics in neuroscience and behavioral research, presented by Wesleyan University Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience and Behavior Dr. Matthew Kurtz.