Clarksville, TN – On Guam, a strange silence hangs over the Pacific island’s dense jungles. Birds don’t sing or call out to mates. They don’t flutter from branch to branch or shout at potential predators.
The jungles are eerily quiet because, more than half a century after an innocent looking tree snake arrived on Guam, the serpent devoured nearly all the island’s birds.
At 5:30pm on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, Dr. Evan Rehm, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of biology, will discuss “The Snake that Ate Guam,” during the December Science on Tap event at Strawberry Alley Ale Works.
Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series hosted by APSU’s College of STEM that unites two great things: science and local brews.
Past topics have included the science of beer and an exploration of black holes. Science on Tap is the first Tuesday of every month at Strawberry Alley Ale Works.
Before arriving at Austin Peay State University, Rehm earned his undergraduate degree from Penn State University, his master’s in wildlife science from the State University of New York and his Ph.D. in Biology from Florida International University. He completed post-doctoral work in the Mariana Islands for Colorado State University and in Hawaii for the University of California.
Rehm is interested in conservation biology and community ecology, and he has worked with a variety of organisms such as birds, snakes, fungus and mammals in Peru, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Argentina, the Mariana Islands, Australia and Switzerland.
To learn more
For more about the APSU College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, go to www.apsu.edu/costem.
For more about the Austin Peay State University Department of Biology, go to www.apsu.edu/biology.