In Search of the Causes of Evolution: Darwin’s finches in Galápagos

In Search of the Causes of Evolution: Darwin’s finches in Galápagos

When: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00
Location details: 
The Nordic House
""B. Rosemary Grant & Peter R. Grant
 
A major challenge for evolutionary biologists is to explain the extraordinary species richness and diversity of organisms. We will discuss progress in our understanding of the key evolutionary process, speciation, with special reference to the radiation of Darwin’s Finches. We draw upon the results of a long-term field study of finch populations spanning four decades, combined with laboratory investigations of the molecular genetic basis of beak development.
 
Evolutionary biology and population genetics laboratory of the Institute of Biology University of Iceland presents Rosemary and Peter Grant at a symposium open to all  
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