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January 30, 2013

Life Sciences Seminar



Exploring biogeographical patterns of bryophytes on oceanic islands. Is all explained by dispersal ability?



Jairo Patiño

Department of Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Liege University


Friday 1 of February 11:00
Sir Neil Chalmers seminar room, Darwin Centre LG16 (below Attenborough studio)



Oceanic island biotas are typically characterized by a suite of life-history traits known as ‘island syndromes’. Among such evolutionary phenomena, the loss of dispersal ability characteristic for island taxa has contributed to the hypothesis that islands are evolutionary dead-ends. By using different ecological and phylogeographic approaches, we investigate whether such a prediction applies to highly vagile organisms, taking bryophytes as a model.


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