Ecology Research Seminar: Dr. Leander Anderegg
- Monday, February 4, 2019 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
- Lewis Hall, 304 - view map
The Department of Ecology welcomes Dr. Leander Anderegg, Candidate for Plant Physiological Ecology Faculty, to campus as he presents his research seminar, "Within-species physiological variation as a tool for ecological prediction." Dr. Anderegg is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of California, Berkeley and Carnegie Institution for Science.
Abstract: The rate and magnitude of human-made climate warming ensures that the ecology of the 21st century is the study of change. Yet our ability to project the future structure and function of ecosystems lags behind the pace at which ecosystems are already changing. My research explores how within-species physiological variation can reveal the constraints on higher order ecological processes such as species geographic range shifts. I use field measurements of within-species variation meshed with experiments and analyses of global trait databases to investigate questions about both fundamental plant physiology and ecosystem change in the Anthropocene. I will discuss my work showing how plants cope with climatic stress and the ecological consequences of plant physiological strategies. This work highlights key outstanding questions in plant ecophysiology that my future research will target.