Black Hills State University will host Tony Diem, a researcher specializing in aquatic biology, for the March 28 lecture of the spring Science Seminar Series at 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall, room 305 on the BHSU campus. Diem will present “Antarctica, Minding Your P’s: Photosynthesis and Primary Production.”

The BHSU Science Seminar Series, which is open to the public at no cost, features lectures and presentations given by guest researchers or BHSU resident researchers and professors. The series is sponsored by the science department and the South Dakota – IdeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (SD-INBRE).

The objective of the lecture series is to introduce BHSU undergraduate and graduate students to cutting edge scientific research. The majority of the lectures are biologically or biomedically oriented; however, the series also integrates a diverse array of scientific pursuits, such as, chemistry, geology, and psychology.

All lectures are scheduled at 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall. Dates for the upcoming presentations are as follows:

April 4
Dr. Vasyl Tkach, University of North Dakota
“Hidden Diversity Down Under: Parasites in Australia's Freshwater  Turtles”
April 11
Integrative Genomics Graduate Students Thesis Defense Seminar
April 18
Integrative Genomics Graduate Students Thesis Defense Seminar

April 25
Dr. Malgorzata Korczak, Polish Institute for Antarctic Studies
“Long term monitoring of the populations of penguins on King George Island” (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica).

For information on the series contact Dr. Garth Spellman, research faculty at BHSU, at 642-6854 or GarthSpellman@BHSU.edu.