Darwin Keynote

Darwin Day

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.

Monday 11 February 2013
Seminar begins at 7pm in S012
(cookies at 6:30)
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"Darwin & Misperceptions: What Evolution isn't"
Dr. Mike Webster Dr. Mike Webster
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell University

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.

Photographs from Dr. Webster's talks at ISU.

For more information visit Dr. Webster's Laboratory at http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio/websterlab/index.html

Past Speakers

2011, Dr. Trevor Price

2010, Dr. Lee A. Dugatkin, Dr. Armin Moczek

2009, Dr. Tom Seeley

2008, Dr. Hopi Hoekstra

2007, Dr. Steven Shuster

2006, Dr. Butch Brodie