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Galapagos with Liz Bonnin: Evolution and Global Change

Ni Science Festival
February 24, 2019
Medical Biology Centre, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL
12:30 - 14:00

NI Science Festival: Galapagos with Liz Bonnin: Evolution and Global Change

The Galapagos are famed as the biological wonderland where Darwin formulated 'The Theory of Natural Selection'. From finches to giant tortoises and beyond: Nature’s evolutionary toolbox was first identified on these islands. The Galapagos are still a remarkable melting-pot of biodiversity.  Liz Bonnin will present her experiences visiting the islands while developing a series on their natural history for BBC television. She will be joined by QUB academics from the School of Biological Sciences: Dr Jonathan Houghton, a marine biologist who works on the Galapagos today, will outline international efforts to preserve its rich underwater diversity; Professor Chris Allen will discuss how Darwin’s remarkable theory has led to exciting technologies that are delivering incredible innovations.


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