Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Natural History Collections and Evolution

Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Natural History Collections and Evolution

Join Dr. James Hanken of Harvard for a discussion about museum collections and evolution.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

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, Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, 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.

Supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit

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