Reproduction in Sponges: Genes, Structures and Ecological Patterns

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211

EVENING MEETING 18:00–19:00 Thursday 18 January 2018

Image © Ana Riesgo Gil

Sponges are fascinating animals in all senses: they are morphologically simple but molecularly complex, they inhabit all oceans and freshwater habitats, from shallow water to deep sea. 

Such diversity is also present in their reproductive strategies. Whether sponges have one reproductive strategy or another has profound implications for their population dynamics, connectivity patterns which can affect their adaptive strategies, and how they face environmental changes. 

Dr Ana Riesgo Gil is a Life Science researcher at the Natural History Museum, London. Her research spans from transcriptomics to electron microscopy approaches to various biological and ecological questions including speciation, adaptation and genetic connectivity.

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 17:30.
  • Tea will be served in the Library from 17:30 and the event will be followed by a wine reception.

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