Evolution and Conservation of Island Birds - Lessons from Genomics


Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St.

Scott V. Edwards, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Ornithology and Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

Many birds that live on islands have lost adaptations—such as the capacity to fly—typically thought to be fundamental to their evolutionary success. What is it about living on islands that drives these changes? Scott Edwards will discuss how modern genomics research helps us understand the evolution and genetic diversity of island birds and how this research can help conservation efforts. 

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Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit

Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

Free and open to the public