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Dr. Judith Milcarsky: “Mad About Poo: The Biology of Toxoplasmosis” January 14th, 2016, 7 pm Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture

Judith Milcarsky, DVM, studies Toxoplasma and its association with human illness. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite that infects warm-blooded animals [including humans] throughout the world. The sexual phase occurs in the intestine of all felids and the millions of oocysts generated from a single cat remain infectious in the environment for years. Two asexual…

Dr. Todd Osborne: “Evolution of coastal ecosystems in Florida: a story of time and climate” December 10th, 2015, 7 pm

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Todd Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biogeochemistry, Whitney Laboratory of Marine Bioscience, studies the biogeochemical processes in soil and water in a variety of ecosystems throughout Florida. He will review Florida’s environmental history that has formed and shaped the coastal ecosystems that exist today. The Marine and Coastal Ecology Program at Whitney is highly engaged in…

Dr. Greta Binford: “How the brown recluse got its bite: spider venom diversity and evolution” November 12th, 2015 7 pm Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture

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Greta Binford, Ph.D., is an associate professor of biology at Lewis & Clark College. She studies diversity and evolution of spiders and their venoms. Her current focus is on the toxic brown recluse and its relatives. Her lecture will discuss how spiders (all 45,000 species) play key roles in our ecosystems as predators of insects…

Dr. Michael H. Dickinson: “Spatial and temporal integration in the flight behaviors of fruit flies” October 8th, 2015, 7 pm Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture

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Michael H. Dickinson, Ph.D., the Esther M. and Abe M. Zarem Professor of Bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology, studies the engineering behind how flies fly. He will review the aerodynamic and specialized bodily functions that enable insects to take-off, maneuver, search for food, avoid predators, and find a safe place to land. Through…

Dr. David Colburn, “Martin Luther King’s Non-violent Army Chooses St. Augustine” Thurs, September 10th, 7 p.m. 450th Celebration Evenings@ Whitney Public Lecture

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Please join us as Dr. David R. Colburn, Director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida, will talk about the significance of St. Augustine to the national civil rights movement in the early 1960s and why Dr. King chose to lead demonstrations in the nation’s oldest city at the…

Dr. Mansfield presents on the lost years of Sea Turtles, 7 p.m., Thurs., August 20, Public Lecture Series: Evenings at the Whitney

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Please join us as Dr. Kate Mansfield from the University of Central Florida presents “Tracking the sea turtle ‘lost years’” for the Evenings at the Whitney public lecture series on Thursday, August 20th at 7 PM. Dr. Mansfield is a pioneer in satellite telemetry studies on wild sea turtles and will share her team’s work…