Celebrating Darwin’s Birthday
February 12: Douglas J. Futuyma
Evolutionary Biology: 150 Years of Progress
Douglas J. Futuyma is a Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. His research concerns speciation and the evolution of interactions between species. Most of his work has centered on the population biology of herbivorous insects and the evolution of their affiliation with host plants. Research on several species centered on genotypic differences conferring adaptation to different host plants and cast light on the evolution of host specificity.
Futuyma is the author of the textbooks Evolutionary Biology and Evolution and Science on Trial: The Case for Evolution. He is the editor of Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, and has been the editor of Evolution. He has been a Guggenheim fellow and a Fulbright senior scholar, and president of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists, and the American Institute of Biological Sciences. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996 and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2006.
The lecture will be held on Friday, February 12, at 7:30 pm in the Student Activities Center Auditorium. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Ecology and Evolution and the Living World Lecture Series.