WHAT ART THOU, LITTLE BIRD?
Developmental Mechanisms for the Origin and Evolution of Birds
Lecture by Arkhat Abzhanov
Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology,
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 6:00 pm
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We might think robins are simply a common backyard bird, but actually they represent one of the most unusual, successful, and abundant animals (the order Aves) in Earth’s history. The new science of evolutionary developmental biology (“evo-devo”) sheds fascinating light on the evolution of birds’ highly distinct skulls with toothless beaks, and on how modern birds can generate an endless array of beak shapes. Part of the Evolution Matters Lecture Series, supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit. Regular Museum admission rates apply. Members free. Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Free event parking for evening lectures in the 52 Oxford Street Garage.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History presents engaging lectures and programs to excite the public about natural history. Their lectures and programs are open to the public and held at 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge.