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Cancelled: Lehigh Valley Ecology and Evolution Symposium (LVEES)

April 4, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

NOTICE: Due to potential risks inherent in large gatherings of people in close quarters while the threat of the corona virus looms, LVEES 2020 has been postponed indefinitely.  If a truncated version occurs in spring 2020, a new announcement will appear here and be sent out to people who received the initial announcement.  If you did not receive the initial announcement and would like to be included in future communications, please email Dr. Erika Iyengar: iyengar@muhlenberg.edu.  Thank you and we are sorry for any inconveniences.

Announcing the 17th Annual Lehigh Valley Ecology and Evolution Society (LVEES) Meeting

Sponsored by LVAIC (Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges) and Muhlenberg College

Saturday, April 4, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Dependent upon number of talks and posters)

General schedule: talks in the morning and late afternoon, poster session and keynote address after lunch.

Location: Muhlenberg College; 2400 Chew St; Allentown, PA 18104

  • Trumbower 130 for talks and registration
  • NSB Foyer (New Science Building) for the afternoon poster session

Undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs and faculty are encouraged to present current research. Oral presentations (15 minutes: 12 minute presentation and 3 minutes for questions) and poster presentations.

***Note: New for 2020, we are contemplating having the option of a lightning round of talks, where people would give 5 minute talks with 3 minutes of questions. Please indicate on the registration form if you are interested.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, March 27
Presenters need to register when they submit their abstracts
Registration deadline (for non-presenters): Tuesday, March 31

Registration Fee: $20 (includes light breakfast, snacks and lunch)
Registration fee can be mailed or paid the morning of the conference.

Prizes given for the best undergraduate and graduate student oral presentations
Please note: this year there will NOT be awards for poster presentations.

Submit your registration and/or presentation abstract here.

Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Susan Carney, Hood College.  Her talk will be titled “When ecology meets genetics: insights into cownose rays”

Keynote Biography: Sue Carney is an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Environmental Biology Master’s Program at Hood College. As a molecular ecologist, she and her students have used genetics as a tool for investigating genetic relationships and responses to the environment in organisms from deep sea, coastal and estuarine systems, including tubeworms, manatees, anemones, and cownose rays.

Questions about LVEES should be directed to: Dr. Erika Iyengar, Biology Department, Muhlenberg College (iyengar@muhlenberg.edu)


April 4, 2020
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18103 United States
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