BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Central Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20220920T170701Z DESCRIPTION:Speaker:\nAmanda Melin - Associa te Professor and Canada Research Chair\, University of Calgary\n\nTitle:\n Plasticity and adaptation of capuchin monkeys examined through behaviour\, microbes\, and genes\n\nAbstract:\nAdaptation to changing environments sh apes the genetic and phenotypic diversity of organisms over evolutionary t ime. Animals also face changing environments throughout the course of thei r lifetime\, and plasticity in behaviours\, gene expression\, and microbes helps them survive these short-term shifts. In my talk\, I discuss adapta tion and plasticity in a highly flexible\, long-lived\, social primate\, t he capuchin monkey. I introduce several of our collaborative field and lab studies\, which integrate 40 years of behavioural and demographic study o f white-faced capuchins (Cebus imitator) in Sector Santa Rosa\, Costa Rica \, with recent genomics analyses of capuchins and their gut microbiomes. T his includes analysis across seasons\, years\, populations\, and in compar ative context with other mammalian species. By using different approaches and tools that span behavioural ecology\, demography\, and the ‘omics of hosts and their commensal organisms\, we can better understand how adapta tion and plasticity have shaped the form and function of our close relativ es\, and generate new insight into the forces shaping our own evolutionary history and present-day variation. \nSpeaker Bio:\n​Amanda Melin's lab is involved in a broad range of research situated at the intersection of b ehaviour\, sensory ecology\, and dietary outcomes of nonhuman and human pr imates. We take an integrative approach to answering questions about prima te origins and evolution\, melding study of sensory systems with molecular ecology\, microbiome analysis\, metagenomics and field observations of pr imates.\nLocation:\nNote we are meeting in a different location this week: \nIn person: Kellogg Global Hub\, 2211 Campus Drive\, Room 1120\nRemote op tion: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/95713083124 \nPasscode: NICO2 2\nAbout the Speaker Series:\nWednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of complex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to senior fac ulty who span all of the schools across Northwestern\, from applied math t o sociology to biology and every discipline in-between. Please visit: http s://bit.ly/WedatNICO for information on future speakers.\n \n DTEND;TZID="Central Standard Time":20221116T130000 DTSTAMP:20220912T205350Z DTSTART;TZID="Central Standard Time":20221116T120000 LAST-MODIFIED:20220920T170701Z LOCATION:In person at Kellogg Global Hub\, or remote via Zoom PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:Wed@NICO\, 11/16\, Amanda Melin TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000E0271968BCC6D801000000000000000 0100000007F28DE813644FD4E8A29E5947B8770A1 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\n

Speaker:

Amanda Melin - Ass ociate Professor and Canada Research Chair\, University of Calgary

Title:

Plasticity and adap tation of capuchin monkeys examined through behaviour\, microbes\, and genes

Abstrac t:

Adaptation to changing envi ronments shapes the genetic and phenotypic diversity of organisms over evo lutionary time. Animals also face changing environments throughout the cou rse of their lifetime\, and plasticity in behaviours\, gene expression\, and microbes helps them survive these short-term shifts. In my talk\, I discuss adaptation and plasticity in a highly flexi ble\, long-lived\, social primate\, the capuchin monkey. I introduce sever al of our collaborative field and lab studies\, which integrate 40 years o f behavioural and demographic study of white-fac ed capuchins (Cebus imitator) in Sector Santa Rosa\, Costa Rica\, with rec ent genomics analyses of capuchins and their gut microbiomes. This include s analysis across seasons\, years\, populations\, and in comparative conte xt with other mammalian species. By using different approaches and tools t hat span behavioural ecology\, demography\, and the ‘omics of hosts and their commensal organisms\, we can better unders tand how adaptation and plasticity have shaped the form and function of ou r close relatives\, and generate new insight into the forces shaping our o wn evolutionary history and present-day variation. \;

Speaker Bio:

Amanda Melin's lab is involved in a broad range of research si tuated at the intersection of behaviour\, sensory ecology\, and dietary ou tcomes of nonhuman and human primates. We take an integrative approach to answering questions about primate origins and evolution\, melding study of sensory systems with molecular ecology\, microbiome analysis\, metagenomi cs and field observations of primates.

Location:

Note we are meeting in a different location this week:
In person: Kellogg Global Hub\, 2211 Campus Drive\, Room 1120
Remote option: https://northw estern.zoom.us/j/95713083124
Passcode: NICO22

About the Speaker Series:

Wednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of complex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to se nior faculty who span all of the schools across Northwestern\, from applie d math to sociology to biology and every discipline in-between. Please vis it: https://bit.ly/WedatNICO for in formation on future speakers.

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