In conjunction with the interdisciplinary activities of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), a seminar series will be hosted at NIMBioS every other Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the NIMBioS Lecture Hall on the 4th floor of 1534 White Ave., Suite 400 Seminar speakers will focus on their research initiatives at the interface of mathematics and many areas of the life sciences. Light refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.
Time/Date/Location: 3:30 p.m., Oct. 20, NIMBioS Lecture Hall, 1534 White Ave., Suite 400
Speaker: Dr. Céline Devaux, Imperial College, UK
Topic:Evolution of Flowering Time and Reproductive Isolation
Abstract: This study investigates reproductive isolation in time within and among species, and changes in flowering phenologies. Quantitative genetic models of flowering time allow an examination of early and late stages of speciation, and predict changes in the population and individual flowering phenologies in different ecological scenarios. Application of these models to the sympatric speciation of palm trees on Lord Howe Island is then discussed.