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The role of host trait variation in parasite diversification: Testing model predictions for the goldenrod-insect community

September 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dr. Chandra Moffat
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Dr. Chandra Moffat’s research focuses on the evolutionary ecology of plant-herbivore interactions. She uses combination of field ecology, experiments, modelling and molecular biology to test hypotheses regarding the structuring of species interactions in both basic and applied systems. Chandra is particularly interested in the cause and consequences of local adaptation and novel species interactions. In her talk, Chandra will discuss her PhD research on the role host plant trait variation may play in driving divergence of herbivorous insects. Her work suggests that adaptation to within-niche variation may facilitate colonization of novel niches and play a role in driving ecological speciation.
For information : Dr. Andrei Alyokhin,, 1-2551
Sponsored by the School of Biology & Ecology as part of the 2017 Fall Seminar Series


September 29, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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