IOU webinar: "How and why species Multiply"

Dear ornithologists,

you are invited to an IOU webinar.

When: November 4, 2021 05:00pm CAT
Topic: IOU Webinar: 'How and why species Multiple'

Register in advance for this webinar: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Description: Peter and Rosemary Grant have been studying Darwin’s finches on the Galápagos islands since 1973. The fieldwork is designed to understand the causes of an adaptive radiation. It combines analyses of archipelago-wide patterns of evolution with detailed investigations on two islands, Genovesa and Daphne. By integrating ecology, behavior and genetics, they have revealed how species are reproductively and ecologically isolated, and the causes and evolutionary consequences of rare episodic hybridization.  Two mechanisms of speciation have been identified. In collaboration with other investigators, they have estimate phylogenetic relationships among the species of finches and their relatives, identified molecular mechanisms involved in the development of beaks and provided genomic details of evolution in contemporary as well as historical time. The research has been published in many research papers and three books, most recently “How and Why Species Multiply” (2008) and “40 years of Evolution” (2014).

Webinar Speakers: Peter and Rosemary Grant

Peter Grant is the Class of 1877 Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, having trained at Cambridge University and the University of British Columbia. Before joining Princeton in 1986 he taught at McGill University and the University of Michigan.

Rosemary Grant is Senior Research Scholar Emerita in the same Department. She received her training at Edinburgh University and Uppsala University and taught at Princeton University.

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