Pettingill Lecture in Natural History

14jun7:00 pm8:00 pmPettingill Lecture in Natural HistoryFREE and Open to All

Event Details

Join the University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston, Michigan as they welcome Pettingill Lecture in Natural History with Vanessa Ezenwa, Yale University on June 14th at 7 PM. As part of the 2023 Summer Lecture Series, Vanessa Ezenwa, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale University and an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow, will give the Pettingill Lecture in Natural History at the University of Michigan Biological Station, an 11,000-acre research and teaching campus just south of the Mackinac Bridge on Douglas Lake in Pellston. Students, faculty, and researchers from around the globe have studied and monitored the impact of environmental changes on northern Michigan ecosystems for 114 years at the field station. Ezenwa studies the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases in wild animal populations, such as deer, gazelle, and buffalo. Her lab work explores interesting questions such as whether group living and migration increase or decrease the negative effects of parasites in the wild.

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