Western to host Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society conference

On April 7 and 8, campus will welcome biologists from Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society’s Western Region District 1, comprising Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana and Nevada.

In addition to oral presentations, an awards ceremony and tours of the local ecosystem (as well as the High Alpine Brewery), the meeting will feature keynotes by University of California, Davis’ Gail Patricelli, Ph.D. and Adam State’s Megan Sherbenou, Ph.D.

Patricelli, a professor and Chancellor’s Fellow in the Department of Evolution and Ecology at UC Davis, will speak on new technology—such as microphone arrays, biomimetic robotics and remote telemetry—used to study breeding behaviors, bioacoustics and the effects of noise pollution on birds in the wild.

Sherbenou’s talk, meanwhile, will focus on modern human evolution at high altitudes. 

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 2:30pm