Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Natural History Collections and Evolution

A Harvard Museum of Natural History lecture with James Hanken, Professor of Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Curator in Herpetology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology; and Director, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 

Billions of plant and animal specimens are found in natural history collections around the world. The result of nearly 250 years of scientific investigation, discovery, and inventory of living and fossil organisms, these collections provide an irreplaceable record of the history and diversity of life on Earth and are fundamental to understanding its evolution. James Hanken will discuss the value of natural history collections to science and society—and why they are indispensable to contemporary studies of climate change and biological conservation. 

The Evolution Matters Lecture Series is supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit.

This program is located at the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.
Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.
Free and open to the public. 

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Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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