Today at #UCDavis: Susan Williams “Along the Spice Route: The Quest to Protect Indonesia’s Marine Biodiversity”

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Dear Colleagues,

A friendly reminder that today’s Ecology and Evolution speaker is our own Susan Williams, faculty in Evolution and Ecology, and Bodega Marine Lab. Susan and her lab’s research "focuses on the ecology of nearshore marine ecosystems, particularly seagrass and seaweed beds and coral reefs [which] are found at the land-sea margin, a highly variable, stressful, and disturbed environment…My focus on environmental stress and change has evolved from my career-long interest in how communities and ecosystems function, including how variation in resource availability influences resources acquisition and allocation and how species interactions (competition, herbivory) influence plant function and biogeochemical processes." For more information, see Susan’s web page at

The title of Susan’s talk is "Along the Spice Route: The Quest to Protect Indonesia’s Marine Biodiversity." The talk will be this today at 4:10pm in 1100 Social Sciences.

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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