Senior Biology Students Presenting Poster Presentations at SWOSU


Seven senior biology students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University will present their term papers as poster presentations this Monday and Tuesday, December 4-5, on the Weatherford campus.

Presenters and their poster topics are: Amy Aldrich, Clinton, coral reefs;  Michael Hammons, Fort Cobb, agriculture;  Michael Johnson, Elk City, deforestation;  Stephanie Johnson, Oklahoma City (Western Heights), butterfly distribution; Adarsha Koirala, Nepal, molecular effects;  Nicholas Rizzi, Cordell, migratory birds; and Candace Whitebead, Hinton, infectious diseases.

The poster presentations will take place on the second floor of the Old Science Building from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days. Authors will be available for questions from 4-5 p.m. on Monday.

Dr. Peter Grant, chair of the SWOSU Department of Biological Sciences, said the theme of this semester’s posters is how climate change (global warming) has affected living organisms. All of the students are in Senior Seminar, the capstone course for the biology major.