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CCU "Eyes on Biology" lecture focuses on river ecology

March 12, 2003

"Don't Let Them Bug You: Using Bugs to Save our Rivers," the second of three public lectures in the "Eyes on Biology" series presented by members of Coastal Carolina University's biology faculty, will be held Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Wall Auditorium on the Coastal campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The speaker for the event is John Hutchens, assistant professor of biology at Coastal. He conducts research on the structure and function of stream ecosystems and is particularly interested in how human activity impacts our streams. He is now studying streams that drain into the Waccamaw River.

Hutchens earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He has done postdoctoral research with the Natural Resources Research Institute and the Environmental Protection Agency. He joined the Coastal faculty in 2002.

The final lecture in the series, "The Sex Lives of Insects," is scheduled for Thursday, April 24.

For more information, contact Coastal's Department of Biology at 349-2238.