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Powdermill Nature Reserve, Saint Vincent College to Present First Lecture in New Series on Evolution, Ecology Oct. 18

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Posted: Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

 October 10, 2012

‘Deep Dark Secrets in the Deep Sea’

POWDERMILL NATURE RESERVE, SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE TO PRESENT
FIRST LECTURE IN NEW SERIES ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY OCT. 18

LATROBE, PA – Powdermill Nature Reserve, the environmental research center of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and Saint Vincent College Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing will jointly present “Deep Dark Secrets: Diversity and Evolution in the Deep Sea” by Dr. Marymegan Daly, as the first lecture in a new partnership, Evolution and Ecology Lecture Series, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Luparello Lecture Hall, Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion, on the campus of Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and no registration is required.

Renowned deep-sea expert Dr. Daly is associate professor of evolution, ecology and organismal biology at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Daly will share stories from her explorations of life in earth’s last frontier. She has discovered more than 30 new species of sea anemone from locations as diverse as piles of sunken whale bones and remote waters more than 10,000 feet deep.

The Evolution and Ecology Lecture Series was developed to address topics of special interest regarding biodiversity, conservation, behavioral ecology and evolution. This joint venture – which capitalizes on Powdermill Nature Reserve’s global network of researchers and Saint Vincent College’s commitment to education for its students and the community – provides the opportunity to hear from some of the world’s leading figures in ecology and evolutionary biology.

The series is being coordinated by Dr. John Wenzel, director of Powdermill Nature Reserve, and Dr. Bruce D. Bethke, associate professor and chair of the biology department at Saint Vincent.

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Photo: Dr. Marymegan Daly

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