Hot Topics In Evolution and Ecology Environmental Change, Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Saturday, October 5, 2013: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
208 (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Jory Weintraub, PhD, Asstant Director, Education & Outreach, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Description: This symposium focuses on applied evolution and ecology, i.e., how we use principles of evolution and ecology to understand everyday challenges in the world around us, such as climate change, environmental challenges that affect humans and wildlife, and human health/disease.

Sponsored by: NESCent

4:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
4:05 PM
Using evolutionary biology to inform our understanding of species and community responses to environmental change
Michelle Lawing, PhD , Postdoctoral Fellow , National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
4:25 PM
Understanding the Impacts of Human Activities on Marine Biodiversity
Mark Browne, PhD , Postdoctoral Fellow , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
4:45 PM
Evolution of Retroviruses: Implications for Health and Disease
Fabricia Nascimento, PhD , Postdoctoral Fellow , National Evolutionary Synthesis Center