Late Lunch Talk: Zooid size evolution in bryozoans, how cool would it be if we made enough measurements

Late Lunch Talk by Lee Hsiang Liow, Natural History Museum & Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES)

image: Emanuela Di Martino (NHM, London)

I will present our recently accepted work on how zooid size affects overgrowth competition in encrusting bryozoans over more than 2 million years of their evolution. Then I take a leap of faith to ask questions on zooid size evolution through about 100 million years of evolution. I am limited by the rate at which I can measure zooid sizes but I begin to ask some basic questions on the patterns of evolution of an important phenotypic trait.

 

Published May 17, 2017 4:21 PM - Last modified May 17, 2017 4:21 PM