Clemson University

BioSci Seminar Series Presents Dr. Carol Boggs


 Department of Biological Sciences Seminar November 8th, 2013; 2:30 pm, G-33 Jordan Hall


Life History & Population Responses to Environmental Variation, 

Carol Boggs, Ph.D.

Director, School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment Department of Biology University of South Carolina 


Environments are variable across space and time. Such variation affects individual life histories, both in ecological and evolutionary time, which in turn affect population dynamics via bottom-up control. I take a resource allocation approach to understanding these dynamics, using butterflies as a study system. In this talk I ask, first, how does restricted nutrient intake or increased energy output affect resource allocation and integrated suites of life history traits? Do resulting life history traits change with age, reflecting reproductive and metabolic senescence? I then connect lab experiments to observed population dynamics in the field. 

Host: Dr. Michael Sears (

Friday, November 8, 2013 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Jordan Hall, G-33
130 Delta Epsilon Ct., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

Event Type

Lectures / Seminars / Speakers, Seminars


Biological Sciences, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

Target Audience

General Public, Students, Faculty, Alumni


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