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Animal Life in Antarctica, Spectrum Lecture Series on Nov. 14

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Category: Guest Lectures

Published: 2018-11-08 00:00:01.000

Spectrum Lecture Series 2018-2019
Animal Life in Antarctica: Food Chains, Adaptations, and Behaviors

Wednesday, November 14, 4:30 p.m.
Montgomery College
Germantown Campus

Dr. James Sniezek
Instructional Dean for Chemical and Biological Sciences
Montgomery College

Abstract: Antarctica is one of the most unforgiving yet beautiful places on the Earth. The ecology of the ecosystem along with the adaptations and behaviors of several animals inhabiting Antarctica will be conveyed through pictures and video. Penguins, seals, and humpback whales will be featured.... oh, and ice.

Dr. James Sniezek is the Instructional Dean for the Chemical and Biological Sciences unit and is based at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College.

Dr. Sniezek has been associated with Montgomery College as a faculty member in the Biology Department, having taught at both the Rockville and the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campuses. He is a lecturer at the University of Maryland, College Park where he teaches majors-level biology for post-baccalaureate students. He is a graduate of Montgomery College's Leadership Development Institute.

Dr. Sniezek worked on organisms from the hydrothermal vents for his Master of Science degree and, for part of his Doctorate degree, investigated and described protozoa that live on whales. He did his post-doctoral research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, researching Production Estimates of Planktonic Ciliates in the Rhode River by Community, Trophic Category, and Specific Species. He has several publications and remains active in research at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce, Florida. Marine Science remains fundamental passion of Dr. Sniezek.

As always, Spectrum Lectures are appropriate for a general audience and admission is free. No tickets are required. For questions or to request accommodations for physical disability, please contact Rick Pires at or 240-567-7798. More information about Spectrum Lectures can be found at:

Related Media

  1. Spectrum Announcement November 14 2018.docx
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