名古屋市立大学大学院 システム自然科学研究科総合生命理学部

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名古屋市立大学大学院 システム自然科学研究科総合生命理学部

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名古屋市立大学大学院 システム自然科学研究科総合生命理学部

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第157回「Changes in Staphylinidae functional morphology and diversity among neotropical ecosystems」

講師 Elyssa Loewen 氏(Former student at the University of Guelph, ON, Canada)
日時 2019年9月4日(水),16:00〜17:00
場所 4号館3階 大講義室
概要  Staphylinidae is a hyper-diverse and abundant family of beetles found worldwide. Like many tropical arthopods, our understanding of neotropical staphylinids suffers several taxonomic impediments. As a consequence, the ecology of many members of the Staphylinidae family in the neotropics is not well defined, begging the usage of alternate methods to gain insights into their ecology. In this seminar, I will discuss my research project into the ecology and functional diversity of Staphylinidae of the Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) in northwestern Costa Rica. I combine molecular ecology (DNA barcoding) with morphometrics and systematics to determine how Staphylinidae functional morphological diversity changes between different habitats along an elevation gradient in my study system. By using this interdisciplinary approach, I gathered insights into how evolutionary history links traits, how much morphological variation is due to environmental factors, and how specialized staphylinids are to their environment. This work contributed to continued efforts to determine at risk communities in the ACG and develop conservation strategies.
連絡先 熊澤 慶伯(内線5844)
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備考 本セミナーは第53回生物多様性研究センターセミナーを兼ねています。