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Science and Mathematics

Diversity in EEB Seminar Series: Dr. Ximena Bernal, PhD

April 12, 2021 at 4:00pm5:00pm EDT

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Graduate students and faculty from the ecology labs at SU would like to invite you to another exciting event on our Diversity Seminar Series. This time, we will be hosting a talk by Dr. Ximena Bernal from Purdue University. Title: Ornaments, Enemies and Sensory Filters in the Evolution of Communication Systems

For Zoom link, please email Nichole Miller

About the speaker:

Dr. Bernal leads a group of behavioral and sensory ecologists studying the ecology and evolution of animal communication focusing on frogs and flies. Her group is particularly interested in frog-biting midges and mosquitoes that eavesdrop on the calls of frogs. Their research integrates multiple levels of analysis – mechanisms (neuroethology) and function (behavior and parasitology) – to investigate the evolutionary ecology of eavesdropping enemies and their victims. Their research also examines current challenges confronted by frogs due to anthropogenic environmental changes. Dr. Bernal is an associate professor at Purdue University and research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

About the series:

Graduate students and faculty from the ecology labs at SU have been working towards a virtual seminar series focused on greater inclusion of scientists from underrepresented backgrounds in ecology and the environmental sciences. This seminar series, in addition to showcasing current research in the field, will also provide an opportunity for the student population to interact with scientists from diverse backgrounds.

This event was published on April 7, 2021.

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