The Harvard Museums of Science and Culture present:
Evolution and Conservation in the Deep Sea
An online discussion on Thursday, December 2nd at 6:00pm ET.
On December 2nd at 6:00 pm, Rus Hoelzel will discuss some of the key environmental drivers and adaptations promoting the evolution of diversity in the deep sea, with a focus on those associated with depth itself.
The deep sea is a dark, cold habitat, once thought to be inhospitable to life and uniform across its vast expanses. Technologies such as remotely operated vehicles have shown scientists that it is, in fact, home to highly diverse organisms uniquely adapted to its harsh conditions. We still have much to learn, however, about how species and populations evolved in the deep sea. This has important conservation implications because the depletion of nearshore and shallow water species has moved fisheries increasingly into deeper waters. Rus Hoelzel will discuss some of the key environmental drivers and adaptations promoting the evolution of diversity in the deep sea, with a focus on those associated with depth itself.
Rus Hoelzel earned his PhD in genetics at the University of Cambridge, U.K. He is currently professor of molecular ecology at the University of Durham, U.K. Rus Hoelzel, Professor of Molecular Ecology, Department of Biosciences, Durham University, U.K. and the Sarah and Daniel Hardy Visiting Fellow in Conservation Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.
What: Harvard Museums presents Rus Hoelzel: Evolution and Conservation in the Deep Sea
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021,
Time: 6:00pm to 7:15pm, ET
Location: Virtual Event
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