Name: 
Alissa Rickborn
Department: 
Integrative Biology
Contact Info: 
rickbora@science.oregonstate.edu
Presentation Time: 
2015 - 10:30am
Abstract: 
Sponges- what are they? What do they do? Why should you care? Poriferans have profound impacts on ecological communities and environments, and yet, have been traditionally ignored in the scientific literature. This talk will highlight some cool facts about poriferan biology, ecology, and an argument for why you should care about these amazing metazoans.