Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge,

Herbaria Seminar

"The Importance of the Biome Context in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology" with Kyle G. Dexter, Senior Lecturer, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh; Research Associate, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Biomes constitute major vegetation units with distinct ecosystem function that occur across wide geographic areas. The spatial distribution and ecology of individual biomes can have a strong impact on how ecological and evolutionary processes play out, yet they are often ignored in ecological and evolutionary research. Here I discuss what the main biomes are in lowland tropical South America and give a few examples of how the biome context is important to understanding basic ecological and evolutionary patterns.

Contact Name: 

Wendy Heywood

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

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