Disease Ecology Seminar: Jason Hoverman
"A unified framework for examining trophic cascades mediated by natural enimies," Jason Hoverman, scientist at Purdue University
Lunch will be served to those that RSVP.
Lecture Abstract: Predators and pathogens are fundamental components of ecological communities that have been extensively studied in ecology and evolution. While each of these groups has largely been examined in isolation, there have been repeated calls for the unification of predator-prey interactions and host-pathogen interactions under the natural enemy ecology framework to advance our understanding community ecology. In this workshop, I will present some of our recent efforts in natural enemy ecology using wetland communities as a model system. More specifically, I will discuss the relative importance of pathogens and predators for structuring amphibian communities and their interactive effects on ecological processes. I will conclude with an overview of a proposed NSF grant focused on developing a common framework for examining trophic cascades initiated by natural enemies.
Wednesday, February 6 at 12:20pm to 2:00pm
Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, 104 - Conference Room 203 D.W. Brooks Drive