Evolutionary Ecologist Scott Carroll Plenary Speaker at Annual Meeting of Animal Behavior Society
June 18, 2012
DAVIS-- Evolutionary ecologist Scott Carroll, a member of professor Sharon Lawler's lab in the Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, was invited as a plenary speaker at the annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, held June 11-14 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Evolutionary ecologist Scott Carroll of the Sharon Lawler lab gave a plenary talk at the annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Carroll spoke on "Adaptation and Error: Plasticity, Evolution and the Fates of Populations” at the June 13th plenary session. He analyzed behavioral and evolutionary aspects of adaptation to contemporary environmental change in insects and other organisms.
Carroll, who directs the Institute for Contemporary Evolution, does research on patterns of ongoing evolution in wild and anthropogenic environments. “His studies on evolutionary changes in soapberry bugs in response to plant introductions are seminal contributions to our understanding of diversification,” according to the printed program.
The UC Davis evolutionary ecologist is the co-editor of the book, Conservation Biology: Evolution in Action (Oxford University Press, 2008) with Charles Fox, professor of insect genetics, behavior and evolutionary ecology, University of Kentucky.
--Kathy Keatley Garvey
UC Davis Department of Entomology