Click on the Darwin Festival Year below for listing of past presenters. 

 

NAME

TITLE

DATE

2000

 

 

Grotzinger, John

Stromatolite morphogenesis

2/14/00

Palumbi, Stephen

Right before your eyes: how humans cause rapid evolution

2/14/00

Beattie, David

Modern vaccine strategies for an ancient disease

2/15/00

Morgan, Lynn M.

Cross-cultural perspectives on human embryology

2/15/00

Pierce, Naomi E.

Nabokov's Lycaenidae: cradle-robbing, meat-eating, and ant-loving caterpillars

2/16/00

Wrangham, Richard W.

Chimpanzee cultures and human evolution

2/16/00

Lambalot, Katherine

Drinking and Driving: A Survivor's Story

2/16/00

Christianson, Gale E.

Global warming: the evolution of an idea

2/17/00

Sulloway, Frank, J.

Birth order, family dynamics, and creative lives: from darwinian evolution to world history

2/17/00

2001

 

 

Hauser, Marc

To understand the evolution of the human mind, don't study humans: the problem of language and number

2/12/01

Pendlebury, William

Aging, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease

2/12/01

Zaichik, Mark (moderator)

Media, Democracy And Public Opinion: The Good Earth (a panel discussion on global warming)

With: Eric Alterman, Paul S. Appelbaum, Eric Mazur, Michael McElroy, Thomas E. Patterson, and John F. Tierney

2/12/01

Sanchez, Harold

Darwin's illness

2/13/01

Jackson, Bruce

Find your roots with forensic dna science

2/13/01

Southworth, Maurice

Inteins - the discovery, explorations, and novel use of a new 'species' of protein

2/14/01

Annas, George

Should we use the new genetics to take human evolution into our own hands

2/14/01

DeMaria, Alfred

Birds, mosquitoes, horses, and humans: what happens when an infectious disease really does emerge

2/15/01

Rinker, H. Bruce

Darwin in the treetops: evolution in the emerging science of canopy ecology

2/15/01

Newman, Dava

Human spaceflight: from mir to mars

2/16/01

Schwartz, Joel

Such intense delight: how the marine chronometer influenced development of the theory of evolution

2/16/01

Franks, C. Eben

Mud, molecules, and mass-specs: paleoclimate research

2/16/01

2002

 

 

Tapley, David

A radical view of symbiosis

2/11/02

Davis, Mike (moderator)

Mercury rising – learning about the detrimental effects of mercury on the environment and human health 

With: Edward Bailey, Jane Bright, Mark Pokras, And Elizabeth Saunders

2/11/02

Ewald, Paul

Catching on to what's catching: the startling scope of infectious diseases

2/12/02

Danielson, Bill

The wild side of western Mass

2/12/02

Seielstad, Mark

Genetic archeology and the impact of culture on human variation

2/12/02

Schneider, Christopher

On the origin of species: did Darwin have it right?

2/13/02

Cullen, James L. 

How we use the ooze: using microfossils in North Atlantic deep-sea sediments to document quaternary climate variability

2/13/02

Spelke, Elizabeth

What makes humans smart? Core knowledge and combinatorial capacity

2/13/02

Crompton, Alfred W.

When is a mammal a mammal? New evidence on mammalian origins

2/14/02

Kates, Robert W. 

Sustainability science: meeting human needs, preserving planet life supports

2/14/02

Case, Susan & Niebuhr, David

Lessons from Darwin, a conversation about science education

2/14/02

Halpern, Sue

Doing science on the wing: monarch butterflies and how we learn

2/15/02

Klassen, David

Investigations of frosts and clouds on mars

2/15/02

2003

 

 

Guild Players Touring Company

The Sandwalk

2/10/03

Jaenisch, Rudolf

Nuclear cloning and reprogramming of the genome

2/11/03

Primack, Richard

Tropical rain forests: an ecological and biogeographical comparison

2/11/03

Etter, Ron

Our last frontier: the deep sea – its extraordinarily rich and unusual fauna

2/12/03

Hanken, James

Biodiversity in crisis: the science of amphibian declines

2/12/03

Spelke, Elizabeth

Core knowledge

2/12/03

Janes, Kenneth

The search for planets - and life - beyond the solar system

2/13/03

Beatty, Susan

Of earth, wind and fire: disturbance rules

2/13/03

Turner, J. Scott

Extended organisms, emergent physiology and the evolutionary biology of Gaia

2/14/03

Gibbons, Michael

The tales bones tell

2/14/03

2004

 

 

Stone, Lori

More than words can say: language and attachment style

2/9/04

Pepperberg, Irene

In search of King Solomon’s ring: communication and cognition in grey parrots

2/9/04

Kricher, John

Darwin, Galapagos, and Wallace

2/9/04

Selavka, Carl

Don’t trust CSI – life in a real crime lab

2/10/04

Tattersall, Ian

Becoming human

2/10/04

Ritvo, Harriet

The dawn of green: Manchester, Thirlmere, and the Victorian environment

2/11/04

Urton, Gary

Writing in binary code in the Incan quipas

2/11/04

Teicher, Martin

Childhood abuse and brain development from a Darwinian perspective

2/12/04

Turner, B. L.

Integrated land-change science and the southern Yucatan

2/12/04

Leckie, Mark

Linkages between tectonics,  climate change, and biotic evolution: the oceanic anoxic events of the mid-cretaceous

2/13/04

Kornfield, Irv

African cichlid fishes: Darwin would be proud

2/13/04

2005

 

 

Mires, Ann Marie

Integrating technology in the location and analysis of clandestine graves

2/14/05

Livingstone, Margaret

Vision and art

2/14/05

Costanza, Robert

Ecological economics: Reintegrating the study of humans and the rest of nNature to create a sustainable and desirable future

2/15/05

Hoffman, Paul F.

Did a global glaciation (snowball Earth) light the fuse for the Cambrian explosion?

2/15/05

Johnson, Arthur

Preparing for and responding to biological agent threats

2/16/05

Delissio, Lisa

Cultural and biological diversity in Malaysian Borneo

2/16/05

Bhattacharya, Madhumita

Do bumblebees cross roads? The impact of habitat fragmentation on bumblebee movement in a temperate suburban habitat

2/17/05

Waller, William

Cosmic evolution from the galaxies to the Galapagos

2/17/05

Edwards, Scott

The evolution of birds through the lens of DNA

2/18/05

Costa, James T.

One long argument: a guide to the philosophical structure of Darwin’s Origin of Species

2/18/05

2006

 

 

Curry, William

The geological record of ocean circulation and climate

4/10/06

(rescheduled)

Heinrich, Bernd

Mind of the raven

4/10/06

(rescheduled)

Pedersen, Judith

Marine bioinvasions: ecological impacts and evolutionary consequences

2/14/06

Lewontin, Richard C.

Genomania

2/14/06

Mikkelsen, Tarjei

Extreme geneology: sequencing the chimpanzee genome

2/14/06

Scott, Elizabeth

Are we too clean? hygiene myths and realities

2/15/06

Crompton, Alfred W.

Parallel evolution in Australian mammals

2/15/06

Skomal, Gregory

Jaws revisited: the great white shark of Naushon Island

2/15/06

Clark, William

Science and technology for sustainable development

2/16/06

Gleiser, Marcelo

Thoughts on life and design, here and elsewhere in the cosmos

2/16/06

Rieseberg, Loren

Plant species and speciation

2/17/06

Epstein, Paul

Health, ecological, and economic dimensions of climate instability

2/17/06

2007

Philip Reilly

DNA forensics: 1985-2025

2/12/07

Ksenija Borojevic

Terra and silva in the Pannonian plain

2/12/07

Brad Hubeny

Paleoclimate variability in new england and the midwest as recorded by mud

2/13/07

Lehrer Singh

The role of vocal emotion in early language learning

2/13/07

Andrea Bogomolni

Marine mammals: sentinels of our ecology

2/13/07

Joseph Ayers

Building brains for underwater robots

2/15/07

Sucharita Gopal

The eternal triangle: science, people and public policy in managing and sustaining marine areas

2/15/07

Alfred DeMaria Jr.

Justifying insecticiding? Mosquitoes, viruses, human disease and the environment in Massachusetts

2/16/07

Benjamin Rosenthal

Our pathogens, ourselves: evolutionary responses to human ecology and agriculture

2/16/07

Owen Gingerich

Is Pluto a planet?

4/09/07

(rescheduled)

David  Robinson

Seeing the forest for the seas: recent approaches to locating submerged settlements in southern New England

4/25/07

(rescheduled)

2008

Alan M. Young

Travels down under – unique mammals and birds of Australia and New Zealand

2/11/08

Gene R. H. Fry

Global warming – so what?

2/12/08

Robert J. Fleming

Cell-to-cell communication: talking to your neighbor without talking to yourself 

2/12/08

Pat Shipman

Why Darwinian evolution is science, not religion

2/13/08

Jennifer Hughes

Comparative analysis of chimpanzee and human Y chromosomes: traces of an evolutionary tug-of-war

2/13/08

Scott Goetz

The role of fire in determining vegetation responses and feedbacks to recent climate change at northern high latitudes

2/13/08

Amy Litt

The evolution of floral diversity: a molecular perspective

2/14/08

Matthew W. Tocheri

Humans, hands, and “hobbits”: you might never look at your hand the same way again 

2/14/08

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2009

Ryan Fisher

Voyage on the HMS Beagle – not quite your Caribbean cruise

2/9/09

Akiko Okusu

New perspectives on animal evolution

2/9/09

James Costa

One long argument: the evolution of Darwin’s Origin

2/9/09

David Fastovsky

Extinction of the dinosaurs – a 2009 assessment

2/10/09

David Livingstone Smith

The most dangerous animal: human nature and the origins of war

2/11/09

Gordon Gallup Jr.

The science of sex appeal: an evolutionary perspective

2/11/09

Ian Hutchinson

Before and beyond belligerence: understanding science and religion from the inside

2/11/09

Guild Players Touring Company

The Sandwalk

2/12/09

Richard Primack

The impact of climate change on the birds and flowers of Thoreau's concord

2/12/09

Ron Etter

The origin and maintenance of the extraordinary diversity in the deep oceans

2/13/09

Les Kaufman

Fishes of a liquid earth: evolution and conservation in the Lake Victoria region

2/13/09

Christopher Schneider

Local adaptation, sexual selection and speciation in Anolis lizards: looking good can lead to sexual isolation

2/13/09

 
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