Jacinta Kong - 'Predicting ectotherm life cycles under a variable climate: Physiological diversity of eggs and its ecological and evolutionary implications' - PhD Completion Seminar
Understanding the processes underlying the phenology and distribution of species is a fundamental problem in ecology. However, for many taxa, like insects, we have a poor understanding of the mechanistic links underpinning how life cycles are adapted to seasonal climates. I investigated the role of physiological variation at the egg stage of widespread Australian matchstick grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Morabidae) in the adaptation of ectotherm life cycles under a seasonal climate and its ecological and evolutionary implications for distribution and phenology.
Supervisor: Michael Kearney
Refreshments will be provided after the seminar