Dr. Steve Hovick on The evolutionary ecology of biological invasions

University of Pittsburgh Department of Biological Sciences presents:
Spring 2020 Seminar Series 

Dr. Steve Hovick 
Ohio State University 

"The evolutionary ecology of biological invasions"

Biological invasions are ecologically and economically costly, but they also provide an opportunity to study evolutionary processes as mechanisms that contribute to invasion success and colonization success more broadly.  Such evolutionary processes may even be the driving mechanisms influencing invasion success in many systems because of the dynamics related to introduction histories and novel selection pressures in the non-native range.  In this talk, I will present data from my lab focusing on key implications of interspecific hybridization and of variation in within-population genetic/phenotypic diversity as they relate to biological invasions.  I will present data from model and non-model systems, showing how insights from both contribute to a better understanding of these dynamics.

Monday, January 13, 2020
169 Crawford Hall

11:00 A.M.
10:50 A.M.  refreshments 

Host: Dr. Walter Carson


13 Jan 2020
Departmental Seminars

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