Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Biosciences Seminar Speaker 07 November 2019

Biosciences Seminar Series - Autumn 2019
07 November 2019 - 1pm - Zoology Museum

Small to medium scale spatial and temporal effects on insect–plant interactions

Dr Thomas Tscheulin

(University of the Aegean, Greece)

Male bees (Eucera sp.) sleeping on Anemone coronaria.
Photo © Laboratory of Biogeography & Ecology

Our Biosciences Seminar Series continues for the 2019 autumn term with a talk by Dr Thomas Tscheulin from the Department of Geography at the University of the Aegean, Greece Thomas is an Assistant Professor in Spatial Ecology and Biogeography. He joined the University of the Aegean after studies in Freiburg (Germany) and Imperial College (UK) and postdocs at the Centre of Agri-Environmental  Research (CAER) at the University of Reading (UK). Research in his lab, the Biogeography and Ecology Lab, focuses on understanding spatial patterns of ecological processes & biodiversity, especially of invertebrates, including drivers of species distributions and the Geography and Ecology of biological invasions, as well as Agricultural Entomology, in particular plant-insect interactions and Pollination Ecology.

Drawing from my own research, this talk aims to emphasise the importance of space and scale in ecological research by looking at several examples of small to medium (and even to large) scale spatial and temporal effects on insects and insect–plant interactions. My presented research will focus mainly on pollinators and their respective flowering plant partners and how they are impacted in space and time by disturbances such as wildfires, species invasion, climate change and telecommunication antennas. I will conclude by highlighting the practical implications of spatial heterogeneity and suggest potential mitigation measures. 

Hope to see many of you - everyone most welcome to attend!

For the list of forthcoming seminars see here

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