Fall Emeriti Lecture with Burney Leboeuf
Seal Supermoms Reign by Burney Leboeuf, Professor Emeritus of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.
November 12, 2019
Music Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz
Free and open to the public
Individuals that generate the most progeny that reproduce shape future generations. So, monitoring the winners and losers in reproductive competition is important. This presentation highlights the lifetime reproductive success of over 7,000 female elephant seals monitored over a 50-year period at the Año Nuevo rookery. This long-term study shows that a few long-lived, multiparous females outproduce the majority of females and exert the greatest influence on the next generation. How these supermoms prevail is discussed.
Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall
400 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064