Ilkka Hanski seminars 4/25 & 4/26 at #UCDavis: Environmental biodiversity, human microbiota and allergy

Public Lecture:

Title: “Environmental biodiversity, human microbiota and allergy”
Time: Wednesday, April 25, 4:10 to 5:30 pm

Place: 1005 Genome

Evolution & Ecology Seminar:

Title: “Eco-evolutionary spatial dynamics”
Time: Thursday, April 26, 4:10 to 5:30 pm

Place: 1003 Giedt


Professor Hanski was awarded the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 2011 “for his pioneering studies on how spatial variation affects the dynamics of animal and plant populations”. He has established himself, in his more than 30-year career, as one of the world´s most eminent ecologists for developing a range of new analytical methods and mathematical models in ecology. Today, these are widely used to help scientists investigate how animal and plant species are affected when their habitats undergo splitting owing, for example, to urbanization, deforestation and climate change. Further, Hanski is recognized as a tireless advocate of the translational application of his research to public issues involving nature and biodiversity through his popular writings and public speaking. Among his many other honors, he is an elected Fellow of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (UK), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences (US).

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

3 thoughts on “Ilkka Hanski seminars 4/25 & 4/26 at #UCDavis: Environmental biodiversity, human microbiota and allergy”

  1. Hi Jonathan,
    I am writing from UT Austin (Dr. Kinney’s group). Is there any possibility of webcasting the seminars? We are really interested on them.

    Thanks a lot.

    Juan Pedro Maestre
    Postdoctoral Fellow.


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