"Carolina Bays: The Inside and Outside Story" will be topic of the ongoing "Eyes on Biology" lecture set for Thursday, March 11 at Coastal Carolina University.
All lectures are free and open to the public. They will be in the Wall Auditorium at 7 p.m., with refreshments at 6:45 p.m..
Jim Luken, professor and chair of the Department of Biology at Coastal, will examine these unique wetlands in terms of possible origin, current status and future threats. He will also talk about his research on creating new populations of Venus' flytraps at the edges of Carolina Bays. Luken earned his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1984. He has published papers on peat bogs, invasive species, lake shorelines and vegetation management..
"Our Endangered Fisheries – or never eat anything older than your grandmother" will be the next lecture in the biology series, scheduled for Thursday, April 22. Richard H. Moore, biology professor at Coastal, will talk about his research interests involving the community ecology and physiology of subtropical estuarine and marine fish, as well as the freshwater fish of the southeastern United States. .
Moore earned his Ph.D. in marine zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973 and has been at Coastal since 1974 where he teaches courses in ichthyology (fish biology) and aquaculture and also serves as the head judge for Coastal's annual Intercollegiate Fishing Match and Seminar. He is a co-author of the award winning book, "Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico: Texas, Louisiana and Adjacent Waters.".
The "Eyes on Biology" lecture series is sponsored by Coastal's Department of Biology. .
For more information, call 349-2238.