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Roger E. Carpenter and Theodore J. Cohn
Lecture in Comparative Biology

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This lecture series was established in honor of Dr. Roger E. Carpenter and in honor of and in memoriam for Dr. Theodore (Ted) J. Cohn. Both were professors of the Department of Biology at San Diego State University, and both made outstanding contributions in teaching and  research. Roger is a comparative physiologist in ecological and evolutionary physiology. Ted was an active insect systematist, specializing in groups of the western US and Mexico. This Carpenter-Cohn lecture, held annually each spring, highlights the research of a distinguished biologist whose research perspective is integrative and emphasizes major patterns and unifying themes in comparative biology.

21st Annual Carpenter-Cohn lecture in Comparative Biology

Dr. Wayne Maddison

Title: The Music of Evolution


Monday 4-5 pm, September 19, 2016
Aztec Student Union Theater (2nd floor, east end)

Parking Lot 4 (permits purchased at dispenser at n.e. corner)
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Reception (5-7 pm) following talk: Faculty/Staff Center Patio

The Carpenter-Cohn Lecture for 2016 will be given by Dr. Wayne Maddison of University of British Columbia. Dr. Maddison is Professor and Canada Research Chair at U.B.C. He studies how to use phylogeny to interpret evolutionary change, and builds computer programs widely used in evolutionary biology. He also studies the systematics of jumping spiders, using structural and molecular data to determine their relationships, and doing field work around the world to find undiscovered species. He is a recipient of a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship and of the Bruce Naylor Award (for exceptional contributions to the museum-based study of natural history in Canada), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Please join us for an exciting and informative talk on Dr. Maddison's research.