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Monday, February 28, 2011

Seminar this Week!!

I will be hosting Dr. Jon Benstead from the University of Alabama for our EEB seminar this week on Thursday, 3 March 2011 in Franlin Auditorium at 3:30pm. Jon’s talk is titled “Seasonal changes in the structure and function of a spring-fed stream ecosystem in arctic Alaska.” Jon is a freshwater ecologist with relatively broad research interests and experience, with a focus on stoichiometric relationships in ecology, particularly the role of coupled cycles of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in food webs and ecosystem-level processes. To examine stoichiometric linkages, he combines classic bio-energetic methods for quantifying energy acquisition and flow with an explicit stoichiometric perspective on nitrogen and phosphorus availability and demand. Please refer to his website as well for further information (  If you would like to meet with Jon on Thursday, please let me know by Wednesday (


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