Back by popular demand, we will be holding another prof talk by professors and graduate students in the McGill School of Environment.
When: February 18th, 2016 6-8PM
Where: Leacock Building – Room 14
Dr. Raja Sengupta
Dr. Julia Freeman
This talk considers the MSE capstone course ENVR 401: Environmental Research and how this course speaks to important questions regarding the role for undergraduate applied research in exploring current cultural-environmental challenges. In particular, it examines an ongoing, multi-year collaboration with the Chiefs of Ontario, and examines how 401 projects on behalf of this client may well present a pedagogical opportunity to bring university and First Nations groups together around shared goals and outcomes.
Victor Frankel – Graduate Student
Biological invasions are an irreversible element of the anthropocene. For this reason, it is critical understand the ecological factors that influence their establishment and potential evolution in introduced habitats. Here, I will discuss the transmission ecology and potential rapid evolution of trematode parasites that infect snails, fish birds and or humans in a novel range, the Panama Canal. While these studies on the transmission of parasites have practical applications to understand the spread of diseases of concern to wildlife conservation and human health, they also provide important tests for ecological processes regulating host-parasite interactions and evolutionary theory.
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