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Sigma Xi Spring Symposium: Global Change, Disease Ecology, and Evolutionary Management

March 7, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Sigma Xi invites you to attend their Spring Symposium entitled:


Global Change, Disease Ecology, and Evolutionary Management


This symposium is presented as part of UC Merced's Research Week, and co-sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Research InstituteHealth Sciences Research InstituteEnvironmental Systems Graduate Group and the multicampus Network for Experimental Research on Evolution.


Download the Spring Symposium flier: 2013sigmaxi_springsymposium_flyer_alt.pdf


Download the Spring Symposium schedule:  2013sigmaxi_symposiumschedule.pdf


Time Topic Speakers
2:00  Introduction

Mike Dawson, Sigma Xi VP

2:10  Producing Renewable energy from biomass: the sustainable domain Elliot Campbell,  UC Merced
2:40  Long-term perspectives on biotic interactions in a chaning world

Jessica Blois,      UC Merced

3:10  Global change studies from a representative selection of UC natural reserves Chris Swarth,    UC Merced
3:40  Intermission  
3:50  The tic takeover talk: anthropogenic influences underlie tick range expansion and emerging tick-borne disease Janet Foley,      UC Davis
4:20 Evolutionary principles and drug combinations: decreasing the likelihood of drug-resistance evolving bacteria Pamela Yeh,   UCLA
4:50 Wolbachia population biology: from understanding spatial spread in natural Drosophila simulans populations to possible dengue control Michael Turelli,   UC Davis
5:20 Closing remarks  



Koligian Library Room 355

Contact Information

Michael Dawson
Sigma Xi VP