Dr. Ralf Britz, Natural History Museum, London
When: 4-5PM, Wednesday 24th October
Where: WFES, RM119
Dr. Ralf Britz is Fish Researcher in the Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London and an expert on the comparative anatomy/comparative development, taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of ray-finned fishes. He is best known for his research on early skeletal development and for clarifying complex homology issues relating to the skeleton through the study of ontogeny. This Wednesday he will present a special photographic and microscopic overview of the rarely seen and little studied eggs and early larval stages of the tropical freshwater fishes that he has successfully reared in captivity over the last 20+ years. If you are interested in fishes then this is the seminar for you but anyone with an interest in vertebrates, development, evolution, microscopy, or photography will not be disappointed. More information about Dr. Britz can he found on his website:
|Dr Ralf Britz | Natural History Museum
Researcher, Vertebrates Division, Life Sciences Department.
Visit schedule details:
Will be on campus all day for both Thursday and Friday to meet with folks. It’s filling up fast, so book now!
WFES 119 Thursday &
WFES 236 Friday
Friday, September 28
Dr. Michael McCoy, East Carolina University
“Improving theory and prediction in multi-predator trophic interactions”
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Grad Student lunch to follow
Dr. McCoy is a quantitative ecologist that develops and implements cutting edge experimental and statistical approaches to address questions in conservation, population, and community ecology and that help to better link empirical data to ecological and evolutionary theory. In his research, he takes a mechanistic approach aimed at understanding how variation in individual traits (e.g. size, stage and phenotype) scale up to influence population and community level processes and spatial coupling across ecosystems, focusing on:
1) the ecological consequences of phenotypic plasticity,
2) body size dependence of ecological interactions,
3) cross ecosystem links formed by the sequential process of complex life cycles,
4) understanding multiple predator effects, and
5) the development of innovative experimental and quantitative approaches.
Dr. McCoy’s websites can be found here: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/biology/McCoy_Michael.cfm
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Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please join us afterwards for a social gathering around 5:30PM at Block T Bar on the second floor in the new University Hotel and Conference Center.