Delong Delivers Lecture on Eco-evolutionary Body Size
Delong, whose research has spanned from raptors to wolf spiders, studies how mechanical influences affect body size in predator-prey relationships.
“Obviously, bigger predators eat bigger prey, but when you change the body size, you change how the community interacts,” said Delong.
Delong hopes his research will create a better understanding of how environmental factors influence growth and eventually evolutionary change.
“All organisms demand resources and the environment supplies those resources. The amount demanded increases as organisms grow,” said Delong.
You May Also Like
AUSTIN, Texas — South Dakota senior guard Ciara Duffy was one of five Division I women's basketball players selected to the Academic All-America first team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Duffy earns Academic All-America honors for the third consecutive season.
The University of South Dakota is set to host the fifth annual Student and Alumni Networking Mixer on Feb. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Muenster University Center Ballroom.
Bess Vlaisavljevich, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at the University of South Dakota, received an OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty award from the Computers in Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. The competitive award identifies top junior faculty in computational chemistry and modeling.