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CFI MI :: Darwin Day - Micro & Macroeconomics of "Endless Forms Most Wonderful" (Grand Rapids)

Jennifer B.
JenniferBeahan
Group Organizer
Grand Rapids, MI
Celebrate Darwin Day 2011 with a lecture by Gary Greer, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Grand Valley State University. on Micro- & Macroeconomics of "Endless Forms Most Wonderful"

Join us for a Darwin Day lecture presented by Gary Greer,

Charles Darwin introduced selection, natural and artificial, as the sculpting process that reduces organismal diversity in the short term and increases diversity in the long term. Although he did not understand the genetic basis of heredity or how new organismal variation was generated, he anticipated the restrictions that a particular body plan and the underlying mechanisms of heredity may impose on the variations that could be generated and subsequently exposed to selection.

How is evolution of organismal diversity constrained by natural selection? In his lecture Dr. Greer will explain how the interplay of permissible variation in form and selection is the functional relationship between surfaces and volumes. Find out how plants can illustrate these concepts and the insights they shed on the evolution of traits and ecological features such as succession and biodiversity.

Additional Details

Meetings are open to the Public. A moderated discussion will follow the lecture.

After the meeting, join us at Vitale's Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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Cost: $6.00 general admission. Free for Friends of the Center.

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, michigan@centerforinquiry.net­, 616-698-2342
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