Guest Speaker: Douglas Erwin - Smithsonian

Event date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 11:00 AM
Location: RW432

Doug Erwin

Guest Speaker:
Douglas Erwin - Smithsonian
Host: Jean-Bernard Caron

Research Interests (from website)
Most of my current research focuses on major evolutionary transitions and evolutionary innovation. I am currently attempting to understand both the role of developmental invention in generating novel morphologies and how new niches are constructed to facilitate the persistence of these new inventions. Much o f my work has focused on the events of the early radiation of animals about 540 million years ago, but I am beginning to look at other events as well.