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                    Roger E. Carpenter Lecture in Comparative Biology

15th Annual Roger E. Carpenter lecture in Comparative Biology
Dr. Michael Donoghue

Yale University

The Tree of Life, Darwin, and the (Past and) Future of Biodiversity

Monday 4 pm 19 April 2010
Gold Auditorium BioScience Center
Reception following lecture in Faculty-Staff Club.

Dr. Michael Donoghue is G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University. Michael is a comparative biologist with a broad research focus on understanding plant diversity, phylogeny, and evolution. Major questions of interest include methods for assessing the direction of evolution, analysis of large data sets, character evolution, and comparative methods. He has also been doing fieldwork in China over the last few years which is part of a study of the biogeography of plant communities in the Northern hemisphere.