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Moving Among Realms: Life in Fresh Water, the Sea and on Land, October 25


Thursday, October 25, 2012 – The Hefner Lecture, Moving Among Realms: Life in Fresh Water, the Sea and on Land. Speaker: Geerat Vermeij, Department of Geology, University of California at Davis. 8pm at 100 Laws Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Geerat Vermeij may be best known for chronicling the “arms race” among long-extinct mollusks and their predators. Blind since the age of 3, Vermeij has published nearly a hundred scientific papers, and his books include Evolution and Escalation: An Ecological History of LifeA Natural History of Shells; Nature: An Economic History;

The Evolutionary World: How Adaptation Explains Everything from Seashells to Civilization; and the autobiography Privileged Hands: A Scientific Life. He has received a MacArthur Award and the   Elliot Medal from the National Academy of Sciences. He was editor of Evolution, has a world-class shell collection, and has been called “an intrepid field naturalist and explorer of the coasts of nearly every continent.”He earned his Ph.D. in Biology and Geology from Yale University and is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Davis. This lecture will be in 100 Laws Hall at Miami University.For the starting time, check

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