Starts: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00
Specific location: 
N-131

In Search of the Causes of Evolution: Darwin’s finches in Galápagos

B. Rosemary Grant & Peter R. Grant

A major challenge for evolutionary biologists is to explain the extraordinary species richness and diversity of organisms. We will discuss progress in our understanding of the key evolutionary process, speciation, with special reference to the radiation of Darwin’s Finches. We draw upon the results of a long-term field study of finch populations spanning four decades, combined with laboratory investigations of the molecular genetic basis of beak development.

GPMLS students and staff are invited to meet with Rosemary and Peter in the morning of May 22 between 10:00 and 12:00, room N-131 in Askja. Light lunch will be served in the Askja hallroom afterwards.

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