Bringing to light the effects of full-spectrum sunlight on a desert moss

Abstract

While the thought of mosses may conjure up a scene of a damp, dark forest, mosses are actually common in deserts. We’ll explore some of the genetic, physiological, and ecological adaptations that mosses in the family Pottiaceae have developed to survive the challenges of high light and low water habitats.

Date
Apr 23, 2022 4:00 PM
Event
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar
Location
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jenna Ekwealor
Jenna Ekwealor
Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellow studying evolutionary eco-physiology of stress tolerance in plants with the Smithsonian Institution Data Science Lab.