Climate and life history influence on phylogeographic patterns and ancestral population dynamics of Patagonian fishes

CEES Extra seminar by Daniel Ruzzante



Abstract

 

Our current understanding of the consequences for biodiversity of the climate changes of the Quaternary is biased towards the temperate fauna and flora of the northern hemisphere. In this presentation I will describe recent progress in our understanding of the influence of the glacial and interglacial periods of the Quaternary on current patterns of biodiversity in Patagonia. I will focus on the comparative phylogeography of four widespread Patagonian fish species and will present evidence of how species specific life histories and ecology influenced how they responded to changes in climate and landscape.

Daniel Ruzzante, Professor
Canada Research Chair in Marine Conservation Genetics
Department of Biology, Dalhousie University,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4J1

Published Feb. 2, 2012 3:59 PM - Last modified Nov. 23, 2017 9:22 AM