YCEI Speaker Series: Upcoming
Each academic year, the Yale Climate and Energy Institute organizes a series of lectures by visiting experts on a broad range of topics in climate and energy. Presentations for the coming year include:
04/22/2014 - 4:00pm | Wind at the Margins of the State: Autonomy and Renewable Energy in Southern Mexico
Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe, Department of Anthropology, Rice University
In Oaxaca’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec, state and private interests have created the densest development of wind power anywhere in the world. This presentation examines how a governmentally supported, ecologically timely project, the Mareña Renovables wind park, failed in the face of unprecedented local resistance.
04/29/2014 - 2:00pm | Ecology and Evolution of Invasive Mosquito Disease Vectors
Phil Lounibos, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory. University of Florida
This presentation will describe interspecific interactions and trait evolution associated with encounters in nature between Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, the most important vectors of dengue and chikungunya viruses. Effects of larval competition on dengue transmission in nature will also be discussed.
Mosquito biology, especially ecology and behavior, is the focus of Phil Lounibos’s laboratory located in Vero Beach, Florida.