Entomology Seminar: Bobbi Peckarsky, University of Wisconsin

Date: April 4, 2016
Time: 3 p.m. (refreshments at 2:45 p.m.)
Location: Entomology Seminar: Bobbi Peckarsky, University of Wisconsin Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

“Consequences of Climate Change on Stream Invertebrates”

Bobbi Peckarsky, University of Wisconsin - 2016 Gay Simmons Memorial Lecture

Seminar hosted by GUESS (Graduate Undergraduate Entomology Student Society)

Seminars are held 3 p.m. on Mondays in the Gordon Guyer Conference Room (244 Natural Science), unless otherwise noted. Snacks are provided at 2:45 p.m. Contact the host (in parenthesis) for the speaker’s schedule and to make an appointment. Contact Katie Steinman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for seminar information.

History of the Gary Simmons Memorial Lecturer

Gary Simmons was a Forest Entomologist and Biostatistician in the Department of Entomology at MSU. He earned his B.S. and M.S. from Michigan Tech and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He was an Assistant Professor in Entomology at the University of Maine for four years before joining the MSU Department of Entomology in 1976. Gary always placed students first among his priorities and was the Major Professor of 13 M.S. and 6 Ph.D. candidates. When Gary passed away at the age of 47 in January 1991, the Department established the Gary Simmons Distin-guished Lecturer Series as a memorial, with a special fund to cover all expenses for a speaker to be selected by the students in the department. Every year, members of the MSU Graduate and Undergraduate Entomological Student Society (GUESS) nominate, invite and host this distinguished speaker.