Join us for a GSO Bio at Noon seminar by Dr. A. Randall Hughes (Northeastern University) titled, “Effects of intraspecific variation in coastal foundation species and implications for restoration practice.”
Abstract: “Evidence for the interplay between ecological and evolutionary processes is increasing, along with recognition of their potential importance for management and conservation. For example, trait divergence and diversity in key consumer and plant species can have far-reaching impacts on community and ecosystem processes, on par in magnitude with the effects of species additions or deletions. Here, I will highlight recent results from my lab of the importance of intraspecific variation in multiple coastal foundation species – seagrasses, salt marsh plants, and oysters – for populations, communities, and ecosystems. I will also provide evidence for a science-practice gap in applying this information to habitat restoration practice, discuss why this gap matters, and outline suggestions for addressing it to enhance restoration success.”
Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Narragansett Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium (Watkins Building) 215 S Ferry Rd, Narragansett
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