At #UCDavis 12/6 & 12/7 Hanna Kokko on “Males Exist. Does It Matter?” & “Bet-Hedging in Evolutionary Biology””

Hanna Kokko will be visiting next week and giving two talks, sponsored by the Storer endowment.
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Public Lecture:

Wednesday December 6, 2017 “Males Exist. Does It Matter?”

4:10 p.m.
Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room

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Scientific Lecture:

Thursday December 7, 2017

“Bet-Hedging in Evolutionary Biology”

4:10 p.m. Kleiber Hall

Some detail about Dr. Kokko:

Dr. Kokko is a professor in of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zürich. She started her career studying engineering and applied mathematics, but later became fascinated by the mathematical logic and foundation that underlies biological phenomena. Her work is at the interface between evolution and ecology. In particular, she is interested in studying the evolution and ecology of reproductive strategies and behavior in animals.

She was awarded the 2010 Per Brinck Oikos Award and the British Ecological Society’s Founder’s Prize. Prior to her appointment at the University of Zürich, she was a professor of Evolutionary Ecology at the Australian National University. While in Australia, she was named an Australian Laureate Fellow. She was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2014.

Kokko_Flyer (004).pdf

About 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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