Talk on Evolution and Climate

October 15, 2021 - 4:00 PM
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

The Oregon Marine Biology Institute’s fall seminar series continues with a talk on Friday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m., on “Evolutionary responses to climate change stressors in marine and freshwater systems.”

The speaker is Joanna Griffiths, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at Davis, in the Department of Environmental Toxicology.  Dr. Griffiths is a marine biologist and evolutionary ecologist who is passionate about the future of species under a changing climate.  She investigates the evolutionary responses of marine and freshwater species to climate change stressors. She studies what traits allow some species, or populations, to survive in stressful environments and future climate change, using a variety of experimental methods to answer these questions in multiple study systems (corals, oysters, copepods, and fish).  At U.C. Davis, she is using quantitative genetics and physiology to explore the mechanistic basis of variation in thermal tolerance of hatchery-reared and wild Delta smelt, a critically endangered fish

The talk is free and open to all, but registration is necessary.  To register, contact Aaron Galloway, [email protected], for the zoom link and passcode.