BIOLOGY SEMINAR ON AQUATIC ANIMAL TRADE

MARQUETTE, Mich.—International biologist Roger Uglow will speak on aquatic animal trade at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 and 4 p.m. Friday, April 16, in Northern Michigan University’s Mead Auditorium.

Wednesday’s lecture will focus on the physiology behind the successful harvesting, handling and shipping of high-value crustaceans and shellfish. Friday’s lecture is titled “How to Live in an Alien Environment,” and highlights the biological inputs of the live aquatic animal trade.

            Uglow, a professor for the department of applied biology at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, is a recognized expert on the physiology of decapod crustaceans and has led the field in the development of micro-techniques for analyzing nitrogenous waste products of crustaceans and shellfish. He is also one of the partners in the development of a joint U.S.-EU Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education Atlantis grant application between NMU, the University of Hull, and Aveiro University in Portugal.

            Both events are free and open to the public. Uglow’s visit is part of NMU’s International Speaker Series and is sponsored by the NMU biology department and NMU international programs office.

            For more information, contact NMU international programs at 906-227-2510.



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