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​Ecological strategies via species traits

Published on: 23-Apr-2019

Event Type: Seminar

Event Date: 23 April 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Venue: ASE 3D Viz Laboratory Room (N2-B1c-16c)

Speaker: Prof. Mark Westoby, Macquarie University


About the speaker:

Westoby has been at Macquarie U in Sydney since 1975, and about 50 postgrads and postdocs from his group have gone on to research careers. Research interests have included diet selection by herbivores, vegetation dynamics on rangelands and non-equilibrium management, seed biology, and ecological strategies via traits. He has established an Australia-wide postgrad course in current ecology and evolution (2000-2011, now continuing in hands of Adrienne Nicotra), an Australia-NZ Research Network in Vegetation Function (2005-10) and a Genes to Geoscience Initiative at Macquarie (2006-2015).


About the event:

Abstract:
    How trait ecology arose out of research on plant ecological strategies, and where it is up to currently

    Some achievements of plant trait ecology

    Trait ecology for bacteria and archaea

    Competitive exclusion, species boundaries and future communities

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