Colloquium: Bernal on selective signaling for mating communication

Dr. Bernal gets up close with her study species. (Ximena Bernal)

This week’s seminar in the Biology Colloquium series will be given by Dr. Ximena Bernal from the Department of Biology at Purdue University. Bernal, who was invited to campus as part of the MARC/RISE program, studies sensory ecology, particularly mate-attraction signals and eavesdropping on those signals by natural enemies. Her seminar will be titled “Ornaments, enemies, and sensory filters in the evolution of communication systems.”

The Biology Colloquium series is held every Friday during the semester, at 2:00pm in Chaparral Hall room 5125.