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Ecologist to deliver 27th Odum Lecture

Thomas W. Schoener, a Distinguished Professor in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis, will deliver the 27th Eugene P. Odum Lecture on March 27 at 4 p.m. in the ecology building’s auditorium.

Open free to the public, Schoener’s talk, “Evolution + Ecology = EvoEco: The Interplay of Evolutionary and Ecological Dynamics,” will explore a new approach to understanding the relationship between evolution and ecology.

Schoener works in the department of evolution and ecology and the Center for Population Biology. His research includes population interactions, feeding strategies, island ecology, lizard ecology, spider ecology, predation, resource partitioning and food webs. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1984.

Honoring the founder of the Odum School, the annual Eugene P. Odum Lecture Series features speakers who address significant ecological questions in broad social and intellectual contexts.