Marine Science Seminar
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Date and Time
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, room I
"Using marine trematode parasites to address macroecological questions with microscopic organisms" by James E. Byers, PhD, University of Georgia
Like many microscopic organisms, parasites play a largely unexamined role in most ecosystems. In nearshore marine communities trematode parasites are abundant, and through their obligate multi-host life cycles they integrate the dynamics of a wide variety of organisms. Byers will present three aspects of these parasites that highlight their ecological roles, including
- the controls of their regional spatial variability
- their effects on community structure
- their utility as ecological tools to address pressing conservation concerns.
Drew Talley, Ph.D.