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HAMMOND – "Tales of a Traveling Fish Biologist" will be the theme of Southeastern Louisiana University's next Science on Tap seminar scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The informal presentation by Southeastern Biology Professor Kyle Piller will be held at 7 p.m. at Tope lá Catering, 113 East Thomas St., Hammond. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the presentation is free and open to all ages.
"My focus will be on the general theme of biodiversity," Piller said. "What do we know about biodiversity? Why is it important?"
He said the seminar will also highlight his decade long research program on fish diversity in Mexico and will include photos of the fish he studies and has collected and the variety of habitats of central Mexico.
Sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, the Science on Tap series will feature presentations throughout the fall and spring semesters. Programs planned for later this year include:
-- Nov. 5, "The Conservation of Sea Turtles: Why Are They Cool and Important?" by Roldan Valverde, associate professor and current president of the International Sea Turtle Society; and
-- Dec. 3, "Why Does a Tadpole Change into a Frog?" by Chris Beachy, head of the Department of Biological Sciences.
For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 985-549-3740.