School of Biology and Ecology Seminar
Dr. Sandra Rehan, University of New Hampshire
(Host: Frank Drummond)
Ecological and genetic mechanisms of social complexity in the small carpenter bees
Dr. Sandra Rehan’s research focuses on the ecology and social evolution of bees. She uses a combination of field ecology, behavioral experiments, historical biogeography and comparative genomics to test hypotheses concerning life history evolution in a demographic and phylogenetic framework. In her talk, Sandra will discuss her ongoing research on the ecological and genetic mechanisms of social complexity in small carpenter bees. Her work is establishing a new model system for the study of social evolution and recent work on biodiversity and conservation of wild bees in northern New England will be discussed.
Seminars will be held on Fridays at 3:15 pm in 107 Norman Smith Hall, unless otherwise noted.
Light refreshments served at 3:00 p.m.