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November 17, 2021

2212 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

host: Williams Lab

Title: Seeds of change:  evolutionary ecology of germination timing in a variable and changing world

Abstract: In variable and changing environments, timing critical life history transitions such as emergence and reproduction with favorable conditions can be difficult and even impossible.  Organisms inhabiting unpredictable and changing environments have strategies to cope with this uncertainty, which can include bet hedging, plasticity to cues, or a combination of the two.  In this seminar, I will discuss my research on the evolutionary ecology of germination timing in relation to these strategies, as well as the possible consequences of those strategies for population dynamics and persistence in the face of climate change. 

Biodiversity Research Seminar Series (BRS)

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