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CANCELED: EEB Thursday Seminar: Ecological drivers of plant mating system evolution

Rachel Spigler, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Temple University
Thursday, April 2, 2020
4:00-5:00 PM
1060 Biological Sciences Building Map
The events that occur during reproduction play a critical role in determining the distribution of genetic and phenotypic variance within populations and thus their potential to adapt and persist. Understanding the forces shaping the evolution of mating patterns and the diversity of traits that influence mating success in the natural world is a fundamental problem in evolutionary biology. Plants, in particular, show an impressive amount of diversity in floral form and the degree to which they outcross or self-pollinate. In this seminar, I will share a series of empirical and modeling studies investigating how the pollination environment drives the evolution of floral traits that promote either outcrossing or selfing.
Building: Biological Sciences Building
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Biology, Biosciences, Bsbsigns, Earth Day At 50, Ecology And Evolutionary Biology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Program in Biology, EEB Thursday Seminars, Museum of Zoology, Research Museums Center