Science Seminar Series—Fungal functions in forest fragments: How fungal pathogens can help to maintain plant diversity

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Science Center 103

Not open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm - 1:30pmAdd to calendar

A seminar given by biology faculty member Michelle Hersh.

Fungal pathogens are thought to play a vital role in maintaining diverse plant communities. Yet these hidden "pathogen benefits" could be disrupted when a continuous landscape is broken into smaller and smaller fragments. In this talk, Hersh will discuss the biotic and abiotic factors that may lead to landscape interfering with the plant-fungal interactions that maintain plant diversity.