Biodiversity research and education highlighted at April 16 conference

April 10, 2007

The Kent State University Department of Biological Sciences will host its annual research symposium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, April 16, in the Kent Student Center (KSC). Symposium activities are free and open to the public. Lunch will be held in the KSC Ballroom; all additional activities will take place in room 204 KSC.

Dr. Elizabeth Losos, president and chief executive officer of the Organization of Tropical Studies (OTS), will deliver the keynote address from 11 a.m. to Noon. OTS is a non-profit consortium including 63 universities and research institutions from the United States, Latin America and Australia interested in strengthening education and research in tropical biology, as well as providing leadership in the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics.

In addition, guest speaker Dr. Paul Hanson, University of Costa Rica, will present "Hymenopteran Biodiversity: Tropical versus Temperate Comparisons," from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.
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