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POSTPONED — Pasakarnis-Buchanan Scientific Lecture: Through the Heads of Fishes

Wednesday, April 8 at 3:30pm

Life Sciences Building, Room 112
Life Sciences Building N College Dr, Bowling Green, OH 43403

The University is being proactive in its response efforts to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus and events continue to be evaluated. This event has been postponed for spring 2020, but it may be rescheduled to fall 2020 or spring 2021. 


Dr. Karin Limburg, an ecologist at the State University of New York (SUNY) Colleg of Environmental Science and Forestry, will present the 2020 Pasakarnis-Buchanan Scientific Lecture, titled "Through the Heads of Fishes: Revelations in Fish Ecology Through Otolith Chemistry." 

She will discuss otoliths, the small calcified organs in the hearing and balance systems of fishes. Their very structure and the chemistry they entrain represent some of the most detailed "natural logbooks" of any vertebrate group known to date. Both otolith structure and to some extent otolith chemistry provide natural calendar-clocks which date the timing of life-history events.  Her talk is based on case studies of complex migration of diadromous fishes and the exposure to and impacts of aquatic hypoxia on marine and Great Lakes fishes.

Dr. Limburg will also present a public lecture on April 7 at 7 p.m. Details are available online.

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