Louisiana State University

Eco-evolutionary dynamics in experimental microbial communities

Presenter: Dr. Jiaqi Tan, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University 

Cost: Free!

When: Friday, October 8, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Zoom/Dalton J. Woods Auditorium; Energy, Coast and Environment Bldg. 

Microorganisms are an indispensable component of the Earth’s ecosystem, producing critical ecosystem functions and playing fundamental roles in maintaining the wellness of the ecosystem. Because microorganisms have large population sizes, short generation time, and high with-population variation, ecological and evolutionary dynamics can happen simultaneously in microbial populations and jointly influence biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of microbial communities. By integrating my expertise in community ecology, evolutionary ecology, and microbiology, my research explores the eco-evolutionary dynamics in microbial communities. In this seminar, I will present my work on three fundamental questions regarding microbial eco-evolutionary dynamics: (1) how do ecological factors drive microbial evolution, (2) how does microbial evolution reciprocally affect ecological processes, and (3) how do the eco-evolutionary dynamics influence the responses of microorganisms to environmental changes? 

Friday, October 8 at 11:30am to 12:30pm

Energy, Coast & Environment Building, Dalton J. Woods Auditorium

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

General Public

Topic

Research

Cost

Free

Department
College of the Coast & Environment
Hashtag

#CEGO

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