Northwestern University

Fri 10:00 AM

Guest Speaker Seminar - Michele Dudash

When: Friday, February 17, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  

Where: Plant Sceince Center Seminar Room A/B, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Amanda Nicole Bartosiak   847.467.1118

Group: Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Category: Academic


Guest speaker, Michele Dudash from south Dakota State Universit, will discuss topics about their research: Plant mating system evolution, plant-insect interactions, demography of populations and the role of inbreeding in the evolution of plant populations.


I was formally trained as a plant population biologist under the direction of Dr. Stephen G. Weller at U of Illinois at Chicago (currently at UC Irvine). I saw the “light” my first semester as a graduate student when I learned how fascinating plant reproductive biology was in terms of its complexity and breadth of variation in breeding and mating systems. Here, I will overview some of my research group’s major contributions to our understanding of plant mating system evolution, plant-pollinator interactions, plant-herbivore interaction outcomes, and the application of my research to the conservation arena.

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