Skip to Content

Search: {{$root.lsaSearchQuery.q}}, Page {{$}}

EEB Thursday Seminar - VIRTUAL: (Re)building the coral tree of life: through ocean exploration, museum specimens and genomic discovery

Andrea Quattrini, Research Zoologist and Curator of Corals, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
Thursday, November 3, 2022
3:00-4:00 PM
Our weekly seminar series featuring internal and external speakers in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. This seminar will be in-person and livestreaming on Zoom (link this page).

Corals and their relatives are some of the most ecologically important metazoans on earth, from shallow waters to the deep sea. With ocean conditions changing at rates faster than previously recognized, we must determine the factors that shape coral diversity across depth, space, and time. And because the drivers of marine diversity are poorly known in the largest environment on earth—the deep sea—I often focus my questions on processes that generate deep-sea coral diversity. Therefore, with collaborators across the world, I am combining genomic approaches with museum specimens and ocean exploration to rebuild the coral tree of life and answer fundamental questions regarding coral diversity.

Contact for Zoom password at least 2 hours prior to event.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Link:
Event Password: contact for password
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: AEM Featured, Biosciences, Bsbsigns, Research, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Program in Biology, EEB Thursday Seminars, Research Museums Center