Darwin Keynote


Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) is the National biological honor society that is primarily for undergraduates. The society is dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study through scientific research.

Tuesday 2 April 2013
Seminar begins at 4pm in S214
(cookies at 3:30)

"Evolution in a social world."
Dr. Vince Formica Dr. Vince Formica
Department of Biology
Swarthmore College

Dr. Formica’s is currently exploring the process of social selection in the forked fungus beetle (Bolitotherus cornutus). Specifically, his team is investigating if the addition of social selection models further improves our understanding of the selective processes at work in this species. As part of this work, they are venturing into the world of animal social networks to determine their role in phenotypic evolution.

For more information, visit Dr. Formica's website at http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/vformic1/

Past Speakers

2011, Dr. Chris Balakrishnan

2010, Dr. Patrick Burton

2009, Dr. Craig Nelson

2008, Dr. Jay Hosler

2007, Dr. Janet Vaglia

2006, Dr. Peter Coppinger