Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth II

WED, OCT 5, 2005 (1:53:29)

James Hanken, evolutionary biologist, talks about cosmic evolution- the modern scientific story of who we are and whence we came; the story of us.

+ BIO: James Hanken

James Hanken studies the evolution of morphology, developmental biology, and systematics. Most work by his group focuses on amphibians but otherwise addresses a wide range of topics, taxa, and methodologies. His current subjects include the evolution of craniofacial patterning in vertebrates; the developmental basis of life-history evolution; systematics, taxonomy and evolution of African frogs and neotropical and Asian salamanders; and amphibian declines and conservation. His active field programs are maintained in Mexico, Argentina, China, Africa, and Sri Lanka, and his laboratory serves as a community research facility for NSF's AmphibiaTree project.

Partner
Museum of Science, Boston
Series
NOVA: Ape Genius Series
NOVA: Becoming Human Series
NOVA: Darwin's Darkest Hours Series
NOVA: Evolution Series
NOVA: Hunting the Hidden Dimension Series
NOVA: Intelligent Design on Trial Series
NOVA: Origins Series