Colloquium: Beninde on population genetics in the urban jungle

Dr. Beninde (UCLA)

This week’s seminar in the Biology Colloquium series will be given by Dr. Joscha Beninde from the La Kretz Center for Conservation Science at UCLA. Beninde studies landscape genetics, using population genetic and geographic data to understand evolution, and he is currently working with the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge to study the genetic diversity of 15 species of plants, butterflies and vertebrates living across greater Los Angeles. His seminar will be titled “What landscape genetics tells us about urban gene flow”

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