JENNIFER GREMER

Wednesday November 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Topic
SEEDS OF CHANGE: EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY OF GERMINATION TIMING IN A VARIABLE AND CHANGING WORLD
Location
https://ubc.zoom.us/j/61116026976?pwd=RUIvdHNTRFE2MzgrTCtVMDZGSH Passcode: 685936JnZz09
Host
host: Williams Lab
Speaker
JENNIFER GREMER
Affiliation
UBC Biodiversity
Series
Biodiversity Seminar Series
Seminar Video

The fall 2021 BRS seminar will be on the Zoom Webinar Platform:

https://ubc.zoom.us/j/61116026976?pwd=RUIvdHNTRFE2MzgrTCtVMDZGSHJnZz09

Passcode: 685936

Description

Abstract: In variable and changing environments, timing critical life history transitions such as emergence and reproduction with favorable conditions can be difficult and even impossible.  Organisms inhabiting unpredictable and changing environments have strategies to cope with this uncertainty, which can include bet hedging, plasticity to cues, or a combination of the two.  In this seminar, I will discuss my research on the evolutionary ecology of germination timing in relation to these strategies, as well as the possible consequences of those strategies for population dynamics and persistence in the face of climate change.