Mutualism: What Do We Know, and Where Do We Go From Here?
University of Arizona, Tucson, USA firstname.lastname@example.org
(Talk in English)
In this talk, I review the checkered history of the study of mutualism (cooperative interactions between species), a field that has only coalesced in the past twenty years. I will identify six major research directions, then present our own recent work on hawkmoth-plant relationships to show how these directions can be integrated to move our understanding forward. I conclude by discussing pressing issues surrounding mutualism that are likely to drive the field in the coming years.
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