Sarah Steele, a post doc at the University of Iceland, will talk about her thesis research at the University of Toronto / Royal Ontario museum. Including inside details on field work in South America.
The macroevolution of phenotypic traits has largely been studied using the adult phenotype. Phenotypic change through ontogeny has rarely been incorporated as a key component of morphological and ecological differentiation among species. I will give a brief overview of my key research interests examining morphological differentiation of an ecologically diverse group of fishes (Neotropical Cichlids) through ontogeny. I will then give an exciting overview of tropical fieldwork associated with my PhD thesis, using a recent 7 week trip to South America as a model.
Friday biology talks fall 2018 schedule: