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Green Life Sciences Symposium 2018: Plant-Environment Interactions Across Scales

Numerous national speakers
Thursday, September 27, 2018
8:15 AM-6:00 PM
D. Dan and Betty Kahn Auditorium Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building Map
Plants interact with both a variety of community members (other plants, the microbial community, pollinators, herbivores) and are exposed to a variety of abiotic environmental stressors (drought and changing climate, human-mediated agents of selection). These interactions are often examined at the phenotypic level by evolutionary ecologists whereas the mechanistic basis of such interactions are detailed by molecular geneticists; longer-term outcomes of such interactions are assessed by paleobiologists. It is rare, however, that plant-environment interactions are examined across scales within the same system, i.e. from genes, to molecular mechanism, phenotype, fitness, and deeper evolutionary patterns across time. The aim of this conference is to highlight the work of prominent evolutionary ecologists, molecular geneticists, ecophysiologists, and paleobiologists at the University of Michigan and beyond that examine similar plant-interaction phenomena but at very different scales of study. Our overall goal is to stimulate new collaborations and novel takes on overlapping phenomenon studied across scales.

Illustration: John Megahan.
Building: Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: AEM Featured, Basic Science, Biology, Biosciences, Environment, Life Science, Research, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Program in the Environment, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Pharmacy, U-M Office of Research, School for Environment and Sustainability, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Program in Biology
Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:15 AM-6:00 PM