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The Hidden Half - the Complexity of Plant Social Interactions in the Soil

March 6, 2019

The soil environment is a complex habitat characterized by interactions among taxonomically diverse organisms. It is becoming increasing clear that the outcomes of these interactions influence plant fitness, populations, and patterns of biodiversity.

Join James F Cahill from the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta to discover how his lab is uncovering some of the complexity hidden below, e.g. the way plant roots integrate information to make foraging decisions that are consistent with predictions derived from animal behavioral models. James will also discuss how re-framing “competition” as a problem in social biology and adopting a behavioral perspective in the study of plants can lead to discovery and understanding.

Faculty of Arts and Science | Bachelor of Science | Biological Sciences

Event Details

Date March 6, 2019
Start Time 4:00 p.m.
End Time 5:00 p.m.
Location Room 9-217
City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Karen K Christensen-Dalsgaard
Contact Phone 587-988-4238
Contact Email