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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Geological Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

Evolution Matters Seminar Series

HMNH and the Arnold Arboretum welcome Michael Donoghue, Yale University, who will discuss "Why So Many Leaf Forms? Insights from Viburnum Evolution."

Why do leaves come in such an extraordinary variety of shapes and sizes?  Global patterns in the distribution of different leaf forms provide clues, and multiple hypotheses have been proposed to explain such diversity. Recent work on the evolution of Viburnum (a popular group of shrubs) complements studies of global patterns and adds a new hypothesis to the mix. Michael Donoghue will discuss theViburnum research, its relevance to understanding climate change, and the processes by which diverse ecosystems come into existence. 

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

Free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

 

Contact Name: 

(617) 495-3045

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

NEW! Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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