september, 2019

17sep1:00 pm2:00 pmBeauty and speciation in fishesPROF TAMRA MENDELSON

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Abstract:

Darwin spent much of his career pondering the mystery of beauty in nature, and we’ve made halting progress since then. Focusing on exaggerated male sexual signals, I address the role that beautiful traits might play in the origin of species. I begin by examining recent discussions of beauty in popular science and then address three hypotheses about its mechanisms and role in speciation. Research focuses on the genus Etheostoma, a colorful radiation of freshwater fishes in North America.

Link to Tamra Mendelson lab webpage

If you like to speak with Tamra please contact Mike Ritchie.

Time

(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Dyer's Brae Seminar Room

Dyers Brae, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Greenside Place, Fife, KY16 9TH, UK

Organizer

Carolin Kosiol, Niki Khan, Miguel Barbosa, Nick Jones

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