Where: 101 Ho Science Center
When: Feb 26 (Friday) at 3:00p.m.
What: Presentation by Dennis Geist, Volcanologist, University of Idaho
Darwin at 200: The Interconnected Geology, Biogeography, and Phylogeography of the Galapagos Islands.
The Galapágos Archipelago is an ideal natural laboratory for studying biogeography and the geologic foundations for evolution. These volcanic islands have suffered fewer extinctions than any other tropical archipelago and have a high proportion of endemic species. The biogeography of the islands makes little sense unless one considers new islands emerging, old islands sinking, and violent explosions erasing ecosystems.