UW-Madison Darwin Day explores “Islands and Isolation” – Feb. 12

What do Madagascar and Jurassic Park have in common? Both are island-based evolutionary “experiments” that will be highlighted in this year’s Darwin Day celebrations, sponsored by the J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution at UW-Madison and its partners.

Darwin Day 2015: Islands and Isolation” will run all day Thursday, Feb. 12, and focus on the unique opportunity that islands provide to witness evolution and the diversity of life.

The event includes a talk by CALS wildlife ecologist Jonathan Pauli on mammal population responses to human disturbances, and how they should influence conservation strategies, as well as a screening and post-film discussion of Jurassic Park. More details are available in the poster below, in this UW-Madison news release and on the UW-Madison Darwin Day Facebook event page.