Monday, September 7, 2020 - 10:00am Via Zoom Link Special Information: Talks will be presented via ZOOM Friends Events The Friends are pleased to continue our series of "natural history"-forward talks by curators and colleagues supporting biodiversity research and the mission of the Georgia Museum of Natural History. Financial and logistical support for these talks continues to be thanks to the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History. Your membership is important to us and we hope to keep growing! This academic year (2020-2021) is, of course, very different. We cannot safely gather at the "Turtle Pond" for these talks during the COVID pandemic; we appreciate more than ever the times we have gathered there for this series. A link will be available at this site-- https://sites.google.com/view/gmnh-tpt/home just before the talk starts. We will provide a mechanism for all interested to be able to enjoy the talks using Zoom teleconference software, which can be installed on any computer. The current line-up for 2020-2021, talks at 10am: Monday, September 7 - yes, Labor Day. 10 am. Our first talk of the semester is an exciting one. Dr. Krista Capps, Odum School of Ecology will be speaking on..."Armored Catfish are Awesome" By participating in this interactive Zoom presentation, you will learn about one of the most diverse families of vertebrates on record, the loricariids. Together, we will consider some of the ways in which loricariids are extremely impressive and inspire great admiration and some of the ways in which populations of these fishes can be daunting, and induce great apprehension and fear. Monday, October 5. 10 am. Dr. Mac Callaham, U.S. Forest Service Monday, November 2. 10 am. Anna Willoughby, Odum School of Ecology Monday, December 7. 10am. Dr. Paola Barriga, Odum School of Ecology Monday, January 11, 2021. 10am. Dr. Jim Hamrick, Department of Plant Biology Monday, February 1. 10am. Denzel Cross, Odum School of Ecology Monday, March 1. 10am. Rachel Perez, Department of Plant Biology Monday, April 5. 10am. Dr. Kathrin Stanger-Hall, Department of Plant Biology Watch this space and our Twitter feed @gamusnathist for more information, contact John Wares firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in presenting next year!