Sunday, February 21, 2010: 12:30 PM-1:15 PM
Room 6E (San Diego Convention Center)Palumbi's research group engages in the study of the genetics, evolution, conservation, population biology, and systematics of a diverse array of marine organisms. His own research interests are similarly widespread, and he has published on the genetics and evolution of sea urchins, whales, cone snails, corals, sharks, spiders, shrimps, bryozoans, and butterflyfishes. A primary focus is the use of molecular genetic techniques in conservation, including the identification of whale and dolphin products available in commercial markets. Current conservation work centers on the genetics of marine reserves designed for conservation and fisheries enhancement, with projects in the Philippines, Bahamas, and the western U.S. coast. His recent book, The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change, shows how rapid evolution is central to emerging problems in modern society. Palumbi received his Ph.D. degree in marine ecology from the University of Washington.
Stephen R. Palumbi, Ph.D., Stanford University
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