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Speaker Series: Dan Perlman 7:30 PM
WELLESLEY NEIGHBORS SPEAKER SERIES
Evolution and Adaptation in the Enchanted Isles (aka the Galápagos)
Professor Dan Perlman
Wednesday, June 28, 7:30 pm
Refreshments at 7:00 pm
Wellesley College Club
The Galápagos Islands inspired Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution by Natural Selection (although it took him almost a quarter of a century before he finally published his seminal idea!). To this day, these so-called Enchanted Isles remain a fascinating laboratory for studying evolution and adaptation. For someone (like me) who has studied ecology and animal behavior, these islands are the destination of a lifetime. I have had the good fortune to visit the islands twice over the past seven years; in this presentation I will share tales, photos, and movies about some amazing organisms – and their remarkable adaptations – that live in the Galápagos.
Dan Perlman is Associate Provost of Innovation in Education, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Brandeis University, where he has taught introductory environmental studies, conservation biology and ecology. He has co-authored three texts on conservation biology including Conserving Earth’s Biodiversity with E.O. Wilson. He received a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University, and has been awarded multiple university-wide teaching awards at Brandeis and Harvard.
call (781) 283-0417, ext. 2; or
click Register (above, right.)
Let us know if you need a ride.
This event is open to WN members and their guests.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7:00 PM