2012 Isabelle Sprague Lecture: Alison Power: "Diversity and Disease in Plant Communities"
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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The 2012 Isabelle Sprague Lecture will be given by Alison Power
, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University.
Her lecture, "Diversity and Disease in Plant Communities," draws from her research, which focuses on biodiversity conservation in managed
ecosystems, interactions between agricultural and natural ecosystems,
agroecology, the ecology and evolution of plant pathogens, invasive
species, and tropical ecology.
Powers currently leads a working group on the roles of natural enemies
and mutualists in plant invasions at the National Center for Ecological
Analysis and Synthesis. She serves as vice-president for public affairs for the Ecological Society of America and as the presidential university fellow of the Nature Conservancy. She also
serves on the committee on California Agricultural Research Priorities
of the National Research Council and the oversight committee of the
Collaborative Crop Research Program of the McKnight Foundation.
Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m.