Southeastern's Science on Tap Lecture to focus on insects

Thursday, January 30, 2014Janice Bossart
by: Rene Abadie

INSECTS IN FOCUS – Janice Bossart, associate professor of biological sciences at Southeastern Louisiana University, displays some of her African butterfly collection in her lab. She will discuss the important roles of insects at the next Science on Tap seminar to be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Tope lá Catering in Hammond. The event is free and open to the public.

HAMMOND – Insects will be the topic of discussion at Southeastern Louisiana University's next Science on Tap seminar scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 4.

The informal presentation – entitled "Insects: Unloved, Understudied, but Ecologically Invaluable," by Southeastern Associate Professor of Biology Janice Bossart 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.

Bossart is an evolutionary biologist who has participated in research on the butterflies of the nation of Ghana, funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society. Her current projects are focused on understanding the impacts of human-induced environmental change and the implications of biodiversity conservation.

For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 985-549-3740.


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