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UMBS Summer Lecture Series: The Evolution of Beauty

Dr. Richard Prum
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
7:30-8:30 PM
Gates Lecture Hall Off Campus Location
Dr. Richard Prum, evolutionary ornithologist and author of "The Evolution of Beauty" (one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2017) is giving the Hann Endowed Lecture in Ornithology at the U-M Biological Station, open to students, faculty, researchers, and the public.

Dr. Prum received his PhD from U-M in '89, and has done research on avian phylogenetics, behavioral evolution, feather evolution and development, sexual selection and mate choice, sexual conflict, aesthetic evolution, avian color vision, structural color, carotenoid pigmentation, evolution of avian plumage coloration, historical biogeography, avian mimicry, and the theropod dinosaur origin of birds.

At Yale, Dr. Prum is the Curator of Ornithology and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology in the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. He teaches undergraduate courses in Ornithology and graduate seminars in macroevolution. He has previously served as Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2008-2011).
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: University of Michigan Biological Station
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Biology, Ecology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from University of Michigan Biological Station