The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) presents Plant and Animal Mimicry, with Dr. Elizabeth Long, Mohonk Preserve Director of Conservation Science.
Plants and animals are under constant pressure to find enough nourishment, produce strong and healthy offspring, and avoid becoming a meal
for someone else. One strategy that has evolved many times over for both plants and animals is to mimic something or someone else - either through color, shape, sound, or smell - misleading predators about who (or what) they are. We’ll talk about why mimicry is our best-known example of adaptive evolution, and about some of the classical studies that have identified this widespread and fascinating phenomenon.
This lecture will take place at SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 102. For directions and campus maps, see www.newpaltz.edu/map. No parking permit is required at SUNY New Paltz if you park after 6:30 p.m.