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Biology Colloquium

Biology Colloquium Series

Biology Colloquium - The biology colloquium meets approximately 10 times during the academic year for lectures and discussions led by visiting scholars, faculty, and student researchers.

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Kurayi Mahachi

'Lyme disease among hunting dogs: field research in public health'

As a part of Luther College's Spring 2019 Biology Colloquium series, Kurayi Mahachi, Luther class of 2015, will present his lecture, "Lyme disease among hunting dogs: field research in public health," at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Lena Schmitt

Decorah moths spark Luther student's research

Lena Schmitt, Luther College senior, partnered with Kirk Larsen, Luther professor of biology, to survey moth communities in the planted tallgrass prairie and oak-hickory forest habitats of Decorah, Iowa. This past summer they repeatedly visited six different sites in the community and collected moths to assemble baseline information of the species of moths in Decorah and how their diversity compares between a habitat type.

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Mark Hostetler

Urban biodiversity expert to speak at Luther Biology Colloquium

Mark Hostetler, professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida, will speak at Luther College as part of the Biology Colloquium series at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206.  This event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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