October 16, 2019
Galileo Hall, Galileo McAlister
240 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
The Claremont Colleges Distinguished Speaker Series presents Emilia Martins, Arizona State University .
Martins studies behavioral evolution by mapping the ancient history of lizard communication in the southwestern U.S. and by studying how sensory systems impact social behavior in the biomedically-important zebrafish. More generally, her research program asks about the evolution of complex behavioral phenotypes and how evolutionary forces have interacted over long periods of time to shape phenotypic change. Her lab pioneered the use of phylogenetic comparative methods to infer the evolutionary mechanisms underlying phenotypic evolution, and has also contributed substantively to our understanding of how different sensory systems intertwine to produce and to perceive animal communicative signals.
Reception at Galileo Foyer follows talk.