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Institutskolloquium Physische Geographie – 23.01.2019

Evolutionary ecology of trees

Dr. Lars Opgenoorth (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Understanding the evolutionary and adaptational processes of organisms and ecosystems in the face of global change is one of the core scientific and societal challenges of our time. Due to the complexity of forest ecosystems and the long and sessile live style of trees with unique evolutionary consequences, evolutionary forest ecology needs to target diverse temporal-spatial scales with a broad array of methods from genetics, geography and ecology. Here, I will discuss where evolutionary forest ecology stands in regard to linking genomic, phenotypic and environmental data and will outline necessary future developments regarding methods and resources. I will highlight ongoing studies on UAV-based 3D imaging approaches for tree phenotyping such as crown size, and phenology and on linking dendroecology and association genetics. Also, I will give an outlook on the role of epigenetics in the acclimation of forest trees. Finally, I will stress the importance of longtime Pan-European research and monitoring networks in order to attain sufficient data for understanding evolutionary components in the ecology of forests.

Wann: Mittwoch, 23.01.2019 um 12:15 Uhr
Wo: Hörsaal C, Kochstr. 4 (Eingang Hindenburgstraße)

Gesamtübersicht Kolloquiumsprogramm im Wintersemester 2018/2019