The talk will be given in conjunction with Darwin Day, which this year commemorates Charles Darwin's 200th birthday as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of On The Origin Of Species.
The talk will address why considering the biology of whole organisms in nature still gives critical insight into not just ecology, evolutionary biology and ecophysiology, but biology as a whole. Part of Darwin's legacy is a framework for viewing organisms, and their biology from the gene level upward, as having evolved as a system of competing demands, tradeoffs, and constraints. In particular, Darwin’s great insight, that similarity in traits due to common ancestry, is still essential to understanding nature, including human behavior, evolution, and health.
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