Today was the 5th annual SLEEC retreat at the Saint Louis Zoo. Presenters from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville gave talks on a variety of fascinating topics. Talks ranged from evolution in Anolis lizards to the ecology of religious beliefs, even lessons learned from global whaling negotiations. For the event I presented a poster detailing my undergraduate work at the University of Arizona, a great opportunity to introduce my work to new colleagues.
If you're in the Saint Louis area and interested in evolution, check out the SLEEC website.