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Nature NL lecture: Grad student talks 2018

February 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For the third year in a row, we’ll be repeating our popular graduate student mini-lectures. Hear from these engaging MUN student researchers about their work on subjects as diverse as hares, mosses, and nitrogen – but all centered around Newfoundland boreal forests.

Travis Heckford, Ph.D. Candidate: Have you ever wondered why we find certain species together, or how distinct ecological communities form? My talk will address these issues and much more by investigating the how the building blocks of life, primarily carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus, flow through terrestrial ecosystem interactions.

Kaushalya Rathnayake, M.Sc. Candidate: Deceiving mosses. What are coprophilous mosses in family Splachnaceae? How do they disperse and thrive in patchy habitats of eastern Newfoundland?

Keri Bowering, Ph.D. Candidate: An important part of ecosystem functioning is the transport, transformation and storage of elements that are essential to life. I study how environmental disturbances, such as forest harvesting and climate change, impact the transport of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in boreal forest ecosystems of Newfoundland and Labrador.


Thursday February 15th 2018, 7:30pm-9pm, MUN Science Building, St. John’s, NL. *Room SN 2025 in the Geography Department*. Free parking is available in Lot 15B (by the¬†Music Building) – or go green and carpool with a friend or take the Metrobus!




February 15, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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