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Seminario sobre plagas y patógenos de plantas

16/11/2022
Seminario del profesor Jonathan Davies

Continúan los seminarios del Departamento de Ecología y CIBC con una charla que relaciona la filogenia con el papel ecológico de las asociaciones huésped-parásito.

El miércoles 16 de noviembre a las 13:00 horas en el Aula 104 del edificio de Biología (UAM), el profesor Jonathan Davies, profesor del Departamento de Botánica, Bosques y Ciencias de la Conservación de la Universidad de la Columbia Británica, imparte la conferencia “The phylogenetic ecology of plant pests and pathogens”.

ABSTRACT: Plant pests and pathogens play an important role in structuring ecological communities, yet both native and introduced pests impose significant pressure on wild and managed systems. In plants and animals, a growing body of work has suggested that evolutionary relatedness—phylogeny—strongly structures host-parasite associations. Here, I will explore how host and parasite phylogeny inform patterns of host breadth, virulence, disease burden, and the global distribution of plant pests and pathogens.

CV: Professor Davies explores how the evolutionary history of species—their phylogeny—can inform our understanding of their present day ecologies. He has tackled questions ranging from patterns of global extinction risk in plants and animals, the ecological and evolutionary processes structuring species coexistence, to global drivers of pathogen transmission and disease emergence. His research aims to bring new insights into the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape biodiversity patterns across scales.

More information about the speaker here.

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