Fridays 12:00 - 1: 00 pm. Bldg 58A, Rm 113

Dr. Joe Eugene Lepo
Bldg 58/62G    850-857-6098

7 September

Joe Eugene Lepo & Caroline Thompson

 UWF  Introduction to the course and UWF Library resources
January 20 Leslie Hunter-Huff Sickle cell disease Assoc. of Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties Sickle Cell: It's all in the genes
January 27 Wade Jeffrey UWF Antarctica & ozone depletion: The south pole and the Pensacola Connection
February 3 Jane Caffrey UWF Seeing the Matrix – How to turn data into understanding of ecological processes
February 10 Wade Jeffrey UWF Part II: The effects of ozone depletion and increased UV on Antarctic bacterioplankton
February 17 Ludmila Cosio-Lima UWF Effects of a protein/carbohydrate energy drink on cytokines during prolonged cycling in hot environmental conditions
February 24 Wayne Bennett UWF The Art of War: the ongoing struggle between coral and just about everything else
March 2 Matt Harwell US EPA Be more than the Lorax -- Studying biology plus _____ as a way to help change the world.
March 9 Rodney Guttman UWF Peptide-based therapeutics using phage-display
March 16 Wade Jeffrey UWF The oil spill and microbes - it ain't all just biodegradation
March 30 NO CLASS Honors Calvacade  
April 6 Thea Hotaling Univ. Florida Seagrass restoration/mitigation in a boating environment
April 13 Jason Kase Anchor Environmental Evaluating toxicity of environmental mixtures of dioxins, furans, and PCBs
April 20  Richard Snyder UWF  
April 27 Justin Speaks UWF Photoperiod and Temperature Effects on Steroid Hormone Production and Dental Plasticity in Male Atlantic Stingray, Dasyatis sabina.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Each student receiving credit for attending seminars is responsible for writing a paragraph summary of each speaker's presentation, finding a scientific research article based on the topic of the seminar and turning in a xerox or print out of the title page along with the summary as well as a sentence or two about why you chose that particular article.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: In addition to the requirements for the undergrads, you must write a review of the article you chose - summarize the paper, what's good about it, and what's bad

Summaries and research articles are the be accumulated and turned in at the end of the semester on MAY 1to my office by 5 pm. If I am not there, slide it under my door or place it in my mailbox at the Biology Department Office. Grade will be determined by attendance (as evidenced by turning in the summaries and title pages) and the quality of the written summaries. Greater than 90% will be given an “A”, greater than 80% will be given a “B”, greater than 70% will be given a “C”.  anything less is an “F”. For every day the summaries are late, one letter grade will be deducted.

Everyone is invited to these seminars, encourage your friends to come along. Usually we have snacks!

A note on what constitutes a scientific article required above. Ideally, this means a peer-reviewed scientific journal. It does not mean magazines such as Scientific American or National Geographic. Also, it does not mean a web page about the topic. Web pages are not peer reviewed and the accuracy of a web page cannot be guaranteed so they do not count as scientific literature. A good web page, however, will include references for its content. These referenced papers may be OK to use.

The library does have access to many scientific journals on-line, either as complete subscriptions or limited to tables of contents and abstracts. A print out of the abstract page is acceptable.

In addition to the library's data bases and web pages for individual journals, other good on-line data bases include http://scholar.google.com/

If you have questions about whether a resource is acceptable as a scientific article, ask me! Do not wait until the end of the semester to look up 14 different speakers and topics.