Bay Area Biosystematists meeting at #UCDavis, 25 Oct

BAY AREA BIOSYSTEMATISTS (BABS) MEETING

Thursday evening, 25 October 2012

at UC Davis, 2346 Storer Hall (lecture in 1322 Storer Hall)

“PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF SPECIES INTERACTIONS”

Species interactions, from predation to symbiosis, play an important role in shaping the evolutionary histories of focal taxa. Therefore, it is essential that analyses of such interactions be conducted in a phylogenetic framework. Join us for two stimulating talks on this topic, along with plenty of discussion, leavened by pizza and beer.

Featuring presentations by…

D. LUKE MAHLER, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Davis

Ecology and Macroevolution in Island Lizards: Have Species
Interactions Left a Mark on Phylogenetic Patterns of Trait Evolution in Anolis?

SANTIAGO RAMIREZ, new faculty member in Evolution & Ecology, UC Davis

Phylogenetic, Comparative, and Genomic Approaches for Studying Coevolution in a Plant-Pollinator Mutualism

Schedule and venue:
5:30 pm: social gathering with beverages (beer and soft drinks) and informal pizza dinner: cost ca. $10, to be collected at door, 2346 Storer Hall, UC Davis campus.
7:00 – 9:00 pm: talks, followed by discussion, in 1322 Storer Hall (1st floor lecture auditorium).

Reservations required for beverages and dinner (but not the talk). Please email reservations to Phil Ward psward@ucdavis.edu by Tuesday, October 23

For a map of UC Davis campus:
http://campusmap.ucdavis.edu/?buildingselect=-1

Parking is available in the West Entry Parking Structure, immediately west of Life Sciences. If coming from the Bay Area take the Hwy. 113 exit off I-80, and then the first exit off Hwy 113, which is Hutchison Drive. This will bring you directly to the parking garage. Or, as Google Maps would say:

All are welcome, members or not. If you want to join the
Biosystematists, sign up for our mailing list at:
https://calmail.berkeley.edu/manage/list/listinfo/babs-l@lists.berkeley.edu

See you in Davis!

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

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