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Galapagos Islands lecture at Colgate

By John Pumilio on February 17, 2010

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.

1 Comment

  • Zuri said:

    The Galapagos Islands are the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of exotic species (birds, land and sea animals, plants) and landscapes not seen anywhere else.

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