10/10/2008


The Science Friday seminars hosted by the Science Department at Northwest Florida State College continue on Friday, October 17 at 11:00 am in the Robert E. Greene, Jr. Science building on the Niceville campus in the main lecture hall, room S-110. Joni Barreda, with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), will speak on "A Comparative Study of Thermal Tolerance, Hypoxia Tolerance, and Evaporative Water Loss in Indo-Pacific Air-Breathing Fishes".

Barreda is the Grant and Volunteer Coordinator with the CBA at Northwest Florida State College and is also an alumnus of OWCC. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of West Florida (UWF) and is presently working on a Master of Science degree with specialization in marine vertebrate physiology with a focus on thermal biology.

Her research experience has taken her to Alaska, where she worked as a data manager for the geobotany lab at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and to Indonesia, where she led research projects conducted by UWF students and British students from universities throughout Great Britain.

The monthly Science Friday seminars at NWF State College cover a range of science topics. The free series is open to the general public as well as NWF State College students or high school students. Groups are encouraged to call ahead to ensure seating. For the next seminar, Dr. Fred Bassett will discuss hummingbirds on November 21. For more information about this or future seminars, contact the NWF State College Science Department office at 729-5376.

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