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Biogeography across Broken Continents and Sunken Islands (Free Virtual Event)


Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, Harvard Museum of Natural History, and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Gonzalo Giribet in a blue coat standing in front of the ocean

In this free virtual talk, Gonzalo Giribet explains how biogeography, the study of the distribution of organisms, can further our understanding of the breakup of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana.

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.: Wed, November 10 2021 6PM – 7:15PM.

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Gonzalo Giribet, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and Director, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University


The major continents of the Southern Hemisphere—Africa, South America, Australia, Antarctica—as well as India and islands in the Pacific, were once part of Gondwana, an ancient supercontinent that began to break up about 180 million years ago. How did this breakup influence the evolution of ecosystems and organisms found on modern continents and islands? This is one of the questions that biogeography, the study of how organisms are distributed across space and time, seeks to answer. Gonzalo Giribet will discuss how he uses biogeography and tiny invertebrate species to understand the biological and geological history of New Zealand and New Caledonia, two islands that were once part of Gondwana.


Evolution Matters Lecture Series

Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit

Presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural Historythe Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Gonzalo Giribet in a blue coat standing in front of the ocean

.: Wed, November 10 2021 6PM – 7:15PM.

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