COSAM News Articles 2018 October Vincent Careau Speaks at the Department of Biological Sciences Colloquium

Vincent Careau Speaks at the Department of Biological Sciences Colloquium

Published: 10/29/2018

By: Carla Nelson

Dr. Vincent Careau, assistant professor of Biology at the University of Ottawa, recently presented a seminar focusing on energetics, behavior and performance across species to the Department of Biological Sciences.

The seminar was titled “Energetics, behavior and performance: trait (co)variance across genotypes, phenotypes and species” and the common theme was asking how traits such as metabolic rate, behavior and performance vary across species, within species, among individuals and genotypes.

“When we look at results from different rodents such as wild Peromyscus mice, we see emerging properties where complex traits, like metabolic rate and behavior, vary at different levels,” Careau said about the seminar. “By looking at that, we can better understand how traits co-evolve.”

The seminar took place on October 25, 2018, and was held in the Rouse Life Sciences Building (LSB).

The next colloquium hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences will take place on November 1 at 3:30 p.m. in room 112 of LSB. Bernhard Riegl, professor of Oceanography at Nova Southeastern University, will present “Understanding population persistence or extinction in sessile marine invertebrates using size/stage-based demography.”

The seminar is free and open to the public.

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