As Nevada endures continuing drought, area farmers and homeowners have the chance to hear from a researcher who has studied ways to help crops better tolerate drought stress.
Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will host visiting Fulbright Scholar Afwa Thameur from Tunisia for a free lecture about Research on Crop Tolerance to Drought Stress in Arid Regions.
Students, faculty and the public are invited to attend the event on Thursday, April 16, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., at the Western Nevada College Fallon Campus, 160 Campus Way, in Virgil Getto Hall, Room 302. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 775-423-7565, Ext. 2260.
Thameur is a research assistant from the Institute of Arid Areas in Medenine, Tunisia, who has worked on research teams in Spain, Portugal and Hungary. She is a Fulbright postdoctoral scholar at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Texas.
Thameur completed her Ph.D in Biology at Tunis El Manar University in Tunisia, and her postdoctoral studies at Szeged University in Hungary. She has served as a panelist in several scientific seminars and international conferences, and has published papers in scientific journals.
Thameur’s lecture is made possible by the Outreach Lecturing Fund, a program of the Fulbright Scholar Program that allows visiting Fulbright scholars who are in the United States to travel to other higher education institutions across the country. The program allows these scholars an opportunity to share their research interests, speak on the history and culture of their home country, exchange ideas with U.S. students, faculty and community organizations, become better acquainted with U.S. higher education, and create linkages between their home and host institutions.
Light refreshments will be served.
The WNC Specialty Crop Institute is an innovative program that teaches alternative farming methods to local growers. Funding is provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Information/registration: Ann Louhela – 775-423-7565 Ext. 2260