6 November 2007
JSU Alumnus to Deliver Biology Seminar
JSU Alumnus Dr. P.
Brent Nichols is delivering a seminar to biology faculty/staff and
students entitled FROM DNA TO D.N.A.: The Evolution of a Dauphin
Island Derelict. The seminar is being held Friday, November 9,
Martin Hall Rm. 130 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Nichols currently
serves as the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Director of
Scientific Research, DNA Environmental Logistics Corporation, Tampa, FL.
Dr. Nichols' career experience began in 1996 when as a field
scientist for NASA EPSCoR he investigated the potential use of aquatic plants
in phytoremediation of heavy metals and canopy structure and spectral
reflectance of under story shrubs. Dr. Nichols' scientific expertise is in
terrestrial and marine ecology, particularly invertebrate systematics and
seagrass ecology. He has conducted several marine surveys in conjuction with
NOAA Fisheries, Florida Oceanographic Institute, and the Florida Marine Research
Institute. He is an AAUS certified research diver, PADI Cavern diver, and NAUI
Dr. Nichols is an alumnus of JSU earning both a BS and MS in Biology. He earned his
PhD from the University of South Florida--also in Biology.
For more information about the DNA Environmental
Logistics Corporation, visit their Website at www.dnaenvironmental.com.
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