Dr Michael Braby presents 'Cospeciation or colonisation in insect-plant interactions? Patterns of host plant affiliation, diversification and adaptive radiation in pierid butterflies', on 17 August from 1pm to 2pm.
The Lepidoptera are one of the largest extant groups of phytophagous insects in terms of species richness, but the processes and mechanisms driving this diversity are little understood.
Dr Michael Braby has around 20 years experience in a wide range of scientific research activities, has published more than 50 refereed papers, and has led field expeditions to several remote areas including Cape York Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, and Central and South America. His current and past research interests include the ecology, taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, and conservation of threatened Lepidoptera.
Dr Braby is currently developing recovery plans and management of threatened insect wildlife in the Northern Territory.
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This seminar takes place in room 1, building 22 (22.01), Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University.