Talk: The Web of Life Metaphor, a New Perception of the Evolutionary Process — Sept 4, 2015, Bangalore
September 4, 2015
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
CES Seminar Hall,
Title: The Web-of-Life Metaphor – A New Perception of the Evolutionary Process?
Speaker: Michael L. Arnold, University of Georgia
Day: Friday, September 4, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Tea/Coffee: Before the talk
Venue: CES Seminar Hall, 3rd Floor, Biological Sciences Building
Darwin included only one figure in the Origin of Species, which depicted an “evolutionary tree”. This metaphor of evolutionary change is now being challenged. Instead of a tree like structure, the so called “web of life” metaphor possessing strands interconnected by genetic exchange has been supported by a growing number of data sets. This talk will delve into the
evidence supporting the new metaphor, with much of the discussion centering on our own species, and those species with which we daily interact.
Speaker Bio: Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Genetics, Fred C. Davison Life Sciences Complex, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602