Next NAS Seminar? We think it’s about ‘big data’… and fish
Researcher Kim Scribner of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, will be the guest speaker next Friday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences Room 301 as part of the Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series. The title of his talk is “Long-lived iteroparous species, ecological, demographic and genetic complexity: Acquisition, management and analytical challenges associated with big data.” More simply put: They’ve spent a long time and collected a truckload of data on the very old sturgeon living in Black Lake, Mich… and longitudinal research takes on added complexity when you’re studying sturgeon rather than, say, fruit flies. A social follows at 4 p.m.