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Seminar on Macrogenetics

Date/Time: Thursday, 1 August 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Location: Benham Lecture Theatre

Cost: Free

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Macrogenetics: amplifying the phylogeography of genes in a changing world

Associate Professor David Nogues-Bravo from the University of Copenhagen will be presenting a seminar on: Macrogenetics: amplifying the phylogeography of genes in a changing world.

Future global scenarios offer a gloomy picture on the fate of biodiversity, but they focus mainly at the species level. However, our knowledge of the magnitude of erosion of global genetic diversity, due to past and current anthropogenic impacts, is at best fragmented, even though it represents the most basic level of biodiversity. New data and approaches for quantifying the distribution of genetic diversity and genetic adaptation to large-scale impacts of global environmental change are converging into an incipient research field: macrogenetics.

This talk will present on-going research lines in Associate Professor's David Nogues-Bravo lab on:
1. Global patterns of genetic and genomic diversity in vertebrates across time and space
2. How past biodiversity dynamics can be used to provide tested biodiversity scenarios, with a special emphasis on fossil, genomic and paleoclimatic approaches and data.

Background
David Nogues-Bravo is a physical geographer and Associate Professor in Historical Biogeography at the Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate and GLOBE Institute, Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen. His research crosses the borders of biogeography, climatology and global change biology, with a special emphasis on using past biodiversity dynamics to better forecast the future fate of global biodiversity.
David is editor for Ecological Monographs, Ecology, Ecography and Vice-President of the International Biogeography Society.
David is supported by the Environment Institute during this exciting visit.

Contact: Ms Nadia Meakin, Email: nadia.meakin@adelaide.edu.au, Website: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/environment/acs/, Administration Support Officer, Centre for Applied Conservation Science/The University of Adelaide, School of Biological Sciences, Business: 08 8313 2546