Joshua J Tewksbury
Weekly discussions of past and current scientific literature in organismal biology, reviews of the state of the field, and presentation of research results. Discussions may cover the full breadth of the discipline or focus on selected topics. Prerequisite: graduate standing, or permission of instructor for undergraduates.
This seminar focuses on natural history, the practice of focused attention to the non-human world. Each week, speakers discuss the natural history of a place, a system, a taxon, relating to us the rewards of their long-standing interrogations.
"To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall" - Huxley 1854
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