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Diversity in Biology Speaker Series: Chemical Ecology of Plant Defense and Multi-trophic Interactions: Bad Bugs, Pungent Parasites and Toxic Travelers
February 10 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
The Diversity in Biology Speaker Series invites you to attend a talk by Dr. Jared Ali.
This talk will discuss the behaviour and chemical ecology of multi-trophic interactions, including plant responses to herbivory, nematode and insect chemical ecology, in agricultural and conservation contexts. Examples of research projects include trophic cascades associated with cover crops, above-belowground interactions, and the consequences of diet on insect dispersal.
This series is funded by Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, the Department of Biology, and the UBC Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund.
About the Speaker
Dr. Jared Ali is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at Pennsylvania State University. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The University of Delaware, before moving on to the University of Florida for his PhD. He did post-doctoral work at Cornell, and also spent some time at Michigan State as an Assistant Professor, prior to moving to his current position in 2016. Dr. Ali’s research focus is on the behaviour and chemical ecology of multi-trophic interactions.