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The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab Conservation Lecture Series
August 13, 2015
Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 7 pm, FSUCML Auditorium
Reception follows the presentation
A Presentation by Scientist
DR. JOSEPH TRAVIS
Taking large-scale experimental field biology to the mountains of Trinidad was a great scientific idea. Like many great ideas, this one was easier said than done. This presentation takes you behind the scenes of the world’s longest running experimental study of evolution in nature. The project uses field observations, small scale experiments, and large-scale manipulations of guppies in their natural environment. The doing of it has required irrational optimism, unflinching commitment, more than a little good luck, and a very healthy sense of humor. We’ll talk about science, we’ll talk about doing science in a tropical environment, and, as a bonus, we’ll talk about how a vehicle that does not run and cannot be repaired can still be sold for a tidy sum.