NACOGDOCHES, Texas — A herpetologist who has called snakes the “coolest animals ever” will deliver a seminar about cottonmouths at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Stephen F. Austin State University’s Miller Science Building, Room 137.
Dr. William Lutterschmidt, professor of biology at Sam Houston State University, will present “The Ecology of Evaporative Water Loss in the Northern Cottonmouth” and will speak about how this process affects snakes.
“Snakes are wonderful models for studying the physiological ecology of cutaneous water loss because they shed their entire skin,” Lutterschmidt said.
The one-hour seminar is presented by SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, along with the Department of Biology, and is free and open to the public.
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