The Friday Seminar Series in Biology presents: “Bryophyte research in Delaware County, New York with an emphasis on epiphytic bryophyte diversity and host specificity” By Elli Mazeres, an MS student in the SUNY Oneonta Biology Department. Elli is a bryologist; one who studies moss! Her research focuses on the diversity and host specificity of species of mosses that grow upon tree trunks locally. In this seminar Elli will present the results of her research towards the completion of her Masters degree.
Synopsis of presentation: This research focuses on epiphytic bryophyte (moss) communities and the differences observed between those communities when comparing the bryoflora of gymnosperms and angiosperms. Epiphytic bryophyte diversity is discussed, as well as the tendency of some bryophyte species to show preference towards one host type. This is part of a county-wide bryophyte flora, and a working list of all bryophyte species in the county will be available. The collection of a rare moss species, Plagiothecium latebricola, is also discussed.
This seminar is hosted by the Biology Department and will take place at 4 pm on Friday August 29th in Science I room 313.
About this seminar series: This series is offered weekly to provide our student community with opportunities to learn about scientific research. Speakers may include our own department faculty or students, as well as biologists from elsewhere. All are welcome.