Today at #UCDavis: Megan Frederickson on “Mutualism ecology and evolution: moving beyond cheating”

Just got this announcement:

This Thursday’s EVE seminar speaker will be Megan Frederickson from the University of Toronto. Megan studies the evolution of cooperation and cheating in mutualisms, and the consequences of diversity for cooperation. To tackle these topics, Megan uses interactions between insects, ants, and microbes. See her website for more info.

Megan’s talk is titled "Mutualism ecology and evolution: moving beyond cheating," and will be at 4:10 in Everson 176.

If you would like to meet with Megan, please email me (amobrien) to coordinate a time.

There will also be a graduate student lunch at 12:10 in 1017 Wickson Hall, please RSVP (amobrien) if you plan to attend.

Also, as a "trailer" for the talk, check out Megan’s work on Devil’s Gardens featured in BBC’a Life in the Undergrowth, narrated by David Attenborough (first segment of: Intimate Relations).

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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