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Integrative Biology Seminar - Dr. Pete Zani

The Influence of Pacific Ocean Climate Modes on the Life History of Lizards in Oregon's High Desert: ENSO & PDO Affect Clutch Timing and Number

Dr. Zani is an integrative biologist interested in how climate change is affecting the life history of ectotherms in highly seasonal environments. For the past 18 years, he has been studying the population of Common Side-blotched Lizards in Eastern Oregon in order to understand the influences of climate modes (namely, the Pacific Decadel Oscillation and the El Niño-Southern Oscillation) on the reproductive timing of this lizard, and how variation in the breeding season is affecting population dynamics. In addition, his research has expanded recently to include study of the phylogeography and seasonal activity of Side-blotched Lizards over their geographic range, from Oregon to the Grand Canyon and to Big Bend. In particular, he is interested in how winter activity is being altered by ongoing environmental changes and what the consequences are for the long-term persistence of species such as this.

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Monday, October 25, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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