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Collectng Evolution: The Galapagos, Biodiversity, and Importance of CollectionsCampus Calendar

Monday, February 12, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: 110 Moon Library

Event Description: Professor James will discuss a 1905 collecting expedition to the Galapagos by eight sailor-scientists who set out from San Francisco. They completed one of the most important expeditions in the history of both evolutionary and conservation science. They brought back more than 78,000 specimens that helped vindicate the ideas of Charles Darwin and laid the groundwork for foundational evolution texts, such as David Lack’s landmark 1947 book Darwin’s Finches.

Distinguished Professor James Gibbs, director of the ESF Roosevelt Wildlife Station, and Linda Ivany, professor of earth sciences at Syracuse University, will be part of the conversation.

The event is open to the public.

Paul Otteson

Sponsor: Syracuse-ESF Collaborations Initiative

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