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Biology and Environmental Science Students, Faculty Attend SEPEEG Conference

SEPEEG 2013 groupDr. John Niedzwiecki, associate professor of biology, and four Belmont biology and environmental science students attended the 2013 South Eastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics (SEPEEG) conference.  The 40th anniversary meeting was held at the University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station, outside Blacksburg, Va. on Sept. 27-29. SEPEEG brings together scientists from institutions in the Southeastern United States to discuss their research on ecology, population biology, evolution and genetics.

At the Saturday evening Poster Session, Belmont students Kyle Sullinger, J. Court Reese, Hannah Martin and Valini Ramcharan presented the research projects they worked on during Summer Scholar’s  with Niedzwiecki. In addition to the Poster Session, students attended talks and interacted with graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty, from more than 20 Universities from across the south including University of Virginia, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Florida, East Carolina University, Duke University and University of Tennessee.