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HMSC Research Seminar- Ecological time-traveling via molecular ecology

Speaker: Alana Alexander, Rutherford Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Otago

Topic: Ecological time-traveling via molecular ecology

Genetic data is useful for filling in gaps in ecological inference, both in terms of temporal scales – allowing inferences across deep time – but also because the relatively simple sampling procedures can be carried out over large spatial scales. Here, I will step through some examples of time-traveling molecular ecology, ranging from broad spatial and deep temporal scales (global spatial scales over the last 125,000 years in sperm whales), to finer spatial and temporal scales (just a few kilometres over three decades in a chickadee hybrid zone in Missouri). I'll finish off with a description of my current research at the University of Otago: looking at population dynamics from the distant to the recent past in the critically-endangered Māui dolphin and endangered Hector's dolphin subspecies endemic to New Zealand waters.

Thursday, November 21 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Research

Audience

Community, Faculty and Staff, Student

County

Lincoln

Cost

Free

Organization
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Contact Name

Cinamon Moffett

Contact Email

moffettc@oregonstate.edu

Contact Phone

5418670126

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