The UNM Biology Department hosts its 25th annual Research Day and Open House on Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1. The annual event is a showcase of student research celebrating discovery and education in the biological sciences.

On Thursday, March 31, student posters will be displayed for judges' preview in the hallways of Castetter Hall throughout the day. Thursday afternoon events include a community lecture titled, The Role of Historic Ecology in Establishing Baselines for Conservation: A few Case Examples from the North Pacific Ocean, by UNM Department of Biology Assistant Professor Seth Newsome, from 3:30–4:30 p.m. in rm. 100 of Castetter Hall, and an open house in the Museum of Southwestern Biology (CERIA, Bldg. 83) from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

On Friday, April 1, students present posters and oral presentations from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:15 pm. The keynote speaker is Dr. Kevin Lafferty, senior ecologist, Western Ecological Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, University of California, Santa Barbara. His talk, Parasites and Food Webs, will be held in Northup Hall, rm. 122 from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m.

Afterward, a reception, silent auction and awards presentation will be held beginning at 5 p.m. at the University Club located at 1923 Las Lomas, NE.

For a complete schedule of events, visit: UNM Biology Research Day.

For more information, contact Donna George at (505) 277-1715 or email