Darwin Day was founded to celebrate science as an international language much like music. Darwin’s idea of natural selection as a mechanism of evolution has become a central organizing principle in biology.
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Seminar begins at 4pm in S214
(cookies at 3:30)
|"Sexual Selection in Monogamous Birds: A tale of two sexes"|
Dr. Mike Webster
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photographs from Dr. Webster's talks at ISU.
Dr. Webster studies animal social behavior from an evolutionary perspective, particularly focusing on the processes and outcomes of sexual selection. His work is integrative, in that he examines issues from both ultimate and proximate perspectives. This research combines intensive fieldwork with genetic, hormonal and other analyses in the lab, to unlock the secret lives of birds and other taxa
For more information visit Dr. Webster's Laboratory at http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio/websterlab/index.html