The Seminar Series in Biology

The Seminar Series in Biology presents:
“Tropical Flora of The Bahamas: an “off the beaten path” expedition The Bahamas Winter 2018,” presented by Tami LaPilusa, MS and Sean Robinson, PhD, State University of New York College at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta). Ms. LaPilusa’s research examines genetics among land crab populations in the Bahamas while Dr. Robinson’s research is focused on understanding how mode of reproduction in plants, particularly bryophytes, affects colonization of new habitats, range expansions, and the exchange of alleles both within and between populations.

Ms. LaPilusa and Dr. Robinson’s seminar will give an overview of a NEW Winter 2018 Faculty Led Study Abroad Program to The Bahamas and review the planned Itinerary and application procedures for interested students. This 2-week faculty led study abroad program introduces students to the flora of The Bahamas through daytime hiking explorations in remote forests and coastal areas on Andros Island and in the National Parks and Cultural Heritage Parks on New Providence Island, The Bahamas. Students will gain an understanding of some of the familiar families of plants common and/or unique to the tropics.

This seminar is hosted by the Biology Department and will take place 4 pm Friday September 8th in Science I room 121.

About this seminar series: This series is offered several times throughout the semester to provide our student community with opportunities to learn about scientific research and professions. Speakers may include our own department faculty or students, as well as biologists and other professionals from elsewhere. All are