History of the Darwin Festival

1st Darwin Festival, 1980

 

 

Engelke, John L.

From the big bang to Timbuktu

2/11/1980

Newton, David E.

The Galapagos Islands: nature's living laboratory

2/11/1980

Wolfe, Wroe

An alternative to sea floor spreading

2/11/1980

Bartz, Stephen

Sociobiology

2/12/1980

Elia, Richard L.

Darwin's impact on religion and society

2/12/1980

Keville, Richard P.

The Darwins: the genetics of genius

2/12/1980

Bodenstein, Nancy

America in the sixties

2/13/1980

Cavallaro, Mary C.

The scientist's world view in the 19th Century

2/13/1980

Gibbons, Michael F. 

The evolution of speech and language

2/13/1980

Miller, Mary Emily

From Cook to Darwin

2/13/1980

Matthews, Eileen G.

The origin of man

2/14/1980

Case, Susan M.

Just how different are we from the apes?

2/15/1980

Margulis, Lynn

Evolution of cells

2/15/1980

Panel Discussion

Nature vs. nurture

2/15/1980

1981

 

 

Engelke, John L.

In the beginning…

2/9/1981

Maloney, Joan M.

The world of Darwin: the 1850's

2/9/1981

Miyata, Kenneth I.

A naturalist's year

2/9/1981

Case, Susan M.

Molecules and man - new approaches to the study of life

2/10/1981

DeMaria, Alfred

Man and disease in evolution

2/10/1981

Gould, Stephen Jay

The fact of evolution and its current critics

2/10/1981

Cole, E. James, Jr.

Adaptation in wetland plants

2/11/1981

Elia, Richard L.

Effects of Darwinism on religion, 1860-1920.

2/11/1981

Schildkraut, Ira

The current revolution in biology: recombinant DNA

2/11/1981

Kirchner, J. Cameron

Creation versus evolution: an issue resolved?

2/12/1981

Panel Discussion

The moral, ethical, and legal issues generated by the movie: "Babymakers"

2/12/1981

Deacon, Terrence W.

Evolution of the brain

2/13/1981

LeClair, Edward J.

Punishment: the evolution of social control

2/13/1981

Schildkraut, Deborah S.

Comparisons of social behavior between humans and the great apes

2/13/1981

Weinstein, Marcia L.

Neuropsychological approach to math disabilities

2/13/1981

1982

 

 

Margulis, Lynn

Early life

2/1/1982

Elia, Richard L.

The impact of Darwinism on literature and society in the Victorian age

2/8/1982

Martin, Geoffrey J.

Darwin and American geographic thought

2/8/1982

Mayr, Ernst

In what points do evolutionists of today disagree with Darwin?

2/8/1982

Johanson, Donald C.

Lucy: 3.5 million year old woman shakes up man's family tree

2/9/1982

Steele, John

Modern physics and eastern mysticism

2/9/1982

Flibbert, Joseph T.

Pre-Darwinian America: the search for an alternative synthesis

2/10/1982

Gibbons, Michael F.

Evolution of the Hominid brain and the origins of speech 

2/10/1982

McLain, Minor

The Neanderthal people in fiction and history

2/10/1982

Wright, Richard

Creation and evolution: a reasonable alternative

2/10/1982

Markunas, Patricia V.

Choosing your baby's gender: some psychological and ethical implications

2/11/1982

Mendelsohn, Jack

Creationism versus evolutionism

2/11/1982

Sak, Matthew F.

Of clocks and signals: evolution of control molecules

2/11/1982

Wilkes, Garrison

Genetics and plant breeding

2/11/1982

Filler, Aaron

Bipedal apes before the dawn of man

2/12/1982

Meagher, Edward D.

Evolutionary ethics

2/12/1982

1983

 

 

Paine, Clair

Changing and unchanging genes

2/14/1983

Provine, William B.

Mechanism, design and ethics: the unfinished Darwinian revolution

2/14/1983

Robbins, Sarah

The Galapagos Islands: challenge in preservation of a fragile environment

2/14/1983

Abell, Paul

Our algal ancestors

2/15/1983

Lewontin Richard C.

Gene, organism, and environment

2/15/1983

Reynolds, Thomas

Freud's psychoanalytic theory: its roots in evolutionary biology

2/15/1983

Glick, Thomas F.

Evolutionism in Catholic countries

2/16/1983

MacIver, Kenneth A.

Darwin and the genesis of totalitarianism

2/16/1983

Mendelsohn, Jack

Science, identity, choice, and community

2/16/1983

Barker, Elizabeth J.

What made Lady Brewster faint?

2/17/1983

DeMaria, Alfred, 

Evolving diseases: new pathogens or old enemies?

2/17/1983

Hall, Barry G.

Evolution on a Petri dish

2/17/1983

Futuyma Douglas J.

Creationism: fantasy or fallacy?

2/18/1983

Grassle, J. Frederick

The biology of hydrothermal vents on the deep sea floor 

2/18/1983

Kohn, David

From Beagle to Origin: new light on Charles Darwin's intellectual voyage

2/18/1983

1984

 

 

DePalma, Philip A.

Coming to grips with Darwin

2/13/1984

Grady, Charles Wesley

The zygotic imperative: overcoming the split between science and religion

2/13/1984

Novitsky, Thomas J.

Serendipity and the horseshoe crab

2/13/1984

Margulis Lynn

Cells as microbial communities

2/14/1984

Saunders, Judith P.

Darwinism misplaced

2/14/1984

Wiersma, Geertje Else

Modern pair bonding: survival of the fittest?

2/14/1984

Fisher, Helen E

The sex contract, the evolution of human behavior

2/15/1984

Salzman, George

The web of life: an anarchist physicist's perspective

2/15/1984

Sharp, Rosemary

The mother-daughter relationship in evolutionary perspective

2/15/1984

Davis, Bernard D.

Molecular genetics & the foundations of evolution

2/16/1984

Grimes, John R.

Technological fitness and the archaeological record

2/16/1984

Kohn, Terry A.

"Your affectionate father, C. Darwin" 

2/16/1984

Barker, Elizabeth J.

Darwin and the paradox of Adam's dominion

2/17/1984

Stribakos, Chris

Darwin, Spencer and social Darwinism

2/17/1984

Wilson, Allan C.

Molecular evolution, organismal evolution and the brain

2/17/1984

1985

 

 

Camp, Russell R.

God did it-but how?

2/19/1985

Kunz, Thomas H.

What have we learned from bats? an ecological - behavioral perspective

2/19/1985

Gibbons, Michael F.

Evolution of the Hominid brain and the origins of speech

2/20/1985

Jannasch, Holger W.

Adaptations to life at deep sea hydrothermal vents

2/20/1985

Strong, Douglas Morgan

Homosexuality: the evolution of acceptance

2/20/1985

Cullen, James L.

Using micropaleontologic data to understand climatic and oceanographic changes

2/21/1985

Wilson, E.O.

The evolution of insect societies

2/21/1985

Dexter-Dyer, Betsey

Gaian gold deposits

2/22/1985

Margulis, Lynn

Cells as microbial communities

2/22/1985

Matthews, Clifford N.

Cosmochemistry and the origin of life

2/22/1985

1986

 

 

Dinarello, Charles A.

Interleukin-1: an immunomodulator before its time

2/18/1986

Skehan, James W.

Theological basis for a Judeo-Christian position on creationism

2/18/1986

Smith, Charles Kay

Darwin's linguistic choices: the scientific consequences

2/18/1986

DeMaria, Alfred

AIDS: the evolution of a virus in man

2/19/1986

Maher, Timothy J.

Nutrition and the brain: are you what you eat?

2/19/1986

Green, Paul A. Jr.

Darwin revisited: evolutionary ideology in modern society

2/20/1986

Killingbeck, Keith T.

Evolved obsolescence in plants: can it really pay to die?

2/20/1986

Pier, Gerald B.

Antigenic evolution in pathogenic bacteria

2/20/1986

Lycette, Ronald L.

The organic world of Henry David Thoreau

2/21/1986

Martin, Debra, L.

Disease in prehistory: evolutionary trends recorded in bone

2/21/1986

1987

 

 

Bedard, Gerald

Darwin, the roots of Marxist philosophy

2/17/1987

Gibbons, Michael F.

Speech and brains: the experimental evidence

2/17/1987

Kunches, Laureen

AIDS in the future: the evolving epidemiologic picture

2/17/1987

Gould, James L.

The evolution of honey bee language

2/18/1987

Herrnstein, Richard J.

Individual differences

2/18/1987

Mendelsohn, Everett

Charles Darwin confronts the origin of life and flinches

2/18/1987

Steadman, David W.

On the shoulders of giants (also the video from Smithsonian World)

2/18/1987

Kent, Donald M.

Evolutionary ecology

2/19/1987

Schilt, F. Steve

Finding (or losing) your way among the continents…how motions of the earth's plates…

2/19/1987

Wilkes, Garrison

Gene banking for crop plants: now and in the future

2/19/1987

Levine, George

From natural theology to natural selection

2/20/1987

Margulis, Lynn

Evolution and the earth's surface: Darwin and the Gaia hypothesis

2/20/1987

Reilly, Philip R.

The new eugenics: reflections on the use of genetic data

2/20/1987

1988

 

 

Skinner, B.F.

Selection by consequences

2/8/1988

Cullen, James L.

Cyclic variability in the tropical ocean

2/9/1988

Rich, Peter

Evolution via redox chemistry

2/9/1988

Beaudoin, Richard L.

Adaptation and evolution in a specialized environment

2/10/1988

Deblinger, Robert

Lyme disease: ecology of deer, mice and ticks

2/10/1988

Miller, Lynn

The revolution in human genetics: promises, promises

2/10/1988

Beaulieu, John D.

AIDS: overview and update

2/11/1988

Raup, David M.

Causes and consequences of mass extinction

2/11/1988

duMoulin, Gary

Waterborne mycobacteria: an increasing threat to health

2/12/1988

Early, Greg

Should whales have feet? understanding marine mammal strandings

2/12/1988

Guild, Braydon C.

Prospects for human somatic gene therapy

2/12/1988

1989

 

 

Gajdusek, D. Carleton

Isolation (geographic, genetic, cultural) and human disease

2/13/1989

Hall, Barry G.

Do bacteria direct their own evolution?

2/13/1989

Kunches, Laureen

AIDS: current studies

2/13/1989

Buchsbaum, Robert

Chemical defenses of marine plants against geese and other consumers

2/14/1989

Panel Discussion

Strange weather and our national security

2/14/1989

Papagiannis, Michael D.

Bioastronomy: the search for extraterrestrial life and intelligence

2/15/1989

Schultes, Richard Evans

The magico-religious role of hallucinogens in American Indian cultures

2/15/1989

Pilbeam, David R.

Human evolution

2/16/1989

Reilly, Philip R.

DNA forensics: the promise and the peril

2/16/1989

Baum, William M.

Mind and behavior in evolutionary theory

2/17/1989

Margulis, Lynn

Evolution of cell motility

2/17/1989

Provine, William B.

Progress in evolution and the meaning of life

2/17/1989

1990

 

 

DeMaria, Alfred

AIDS: Outlook For The 90's

2/12/1990

Gilmore, Thomas D.

Oncogenes: genes that cause cancer

2/12/1990

King, Mary-Claire

Human genetics and human rights

2/12/1990

Appleman, Daniel

Charles Darwin and James Dwight

2/13/1990

Buchsbaum, Robert

Chemical warfare between marine plants and animals

2/13/1990

Arny, Thomas T.

Asteroids and catastrophe

2/14/1990

Traniello, James F.

Social evolution in insects

2/14/1990

Deacon, Terrence W.

Confusions about brain evolution

2/15/1990

Gruber, Alan R.

Alzheimer's Disease: A Disease Of The 90's

2/15/1990

Beaulieu, John D.

Coronary artery disease: prevention and treatment

2/16/1990

Harrington, Anne

The beast in the brain: neuro-psychiatry…

2/16/1990

1991

 

 

Callard, Gloria V.

Brain, sex, and biology

2/11/1991

Levin, Jack

Young versus old: ageism or the war against seniority

2/11/1991

Uffelmann, Hans V.

Biomedical ethics: challenges and opportunities

2/11/1991

Ansbacher, Heinz I.

Alfred Adler and the development of Freud's thought

2/12/1991

Goldsby, Richard A.

AIDS in the year 2000: a social and biological perspective

2/12/1991

Gregory, Bruce

The origin of the universe: observations and speculations

2/13/1991

Landau, Misia L.

Changing the mind of the Cro-Magnon

2/13/1991

Kynard, Boyd

Adventures with anadromous fish on Massachusetts' two largest rivers

2/14/1991

McMenamin, Mark

Ecological changes during the emergence of animals

2/14/1991

Gibbons, Michael F.

Highlights of the evolution of mammals

2/15/1991

Schoeninger, Margaret

Food and human evolution

2/15/1991

1992

 

 

Leckie, Mark

Ooze, chalk and black shales:... 

2/10/1992

Maher, Timothy J.

Nutrition and the brain

2/10/1992

Straus, Murray A.

Physical punishment by parents and human social evolution

2/11/1992

Williams, Scott M.

Molecules and evolution

2/11/1992

Etkind, Paul

Wildlife, rabies and the public health

2/12/1992

Gould, Stephen Jay

A visit with Stephen Jay Gould

2/12/1992

Natowicz, Marvin

Genetic discrimination

2/12/1992

Goldberg, Joan

Horizons in AIDS therapy with AIDS from a patient's perspective

2/13/1992

Smith, Susan M.

Social behavior of wintering black-capped chickadees

2/13/1992

Wilkes, Garrison

Maize, beans, squash for horses, cows & goats: the Columbian exchange

2/13/1992

Moore, Johnes K.

The forest river under siege: the myth of wetland protection

2/14/1992

Reilly, Philip R.

DNA, data banks and personal privacy

2/14/1992

1993

 

 

Davis, James A.

Is American society evolving or even changing much?

2/8/1993

Cann, Rebecca

New insights into human evolution

2/9/1993

Williams, Stephen

Fantastic archaeology: another road taken by some

2/9/1993

Abraham, Carmela R.

Understanding the causes of Alzheimer's Disease

2/10/1993

DeMaria, Alfred

Unnatural selection: evolution of tuberculosis

2/10/1993

Goldsby, Richard A.

AIDS: a current perspective

2/10/1993

Cohen, I. Bernard

The Darwinian revolution and its significance

2/11/1993

Knoll, Andrew H.

The early evolution of earth and life

2/11/1993

Cedergren, Robert

Molecules and evolution - new approaches to the study of life

2/12/1993

Kirshner, Robert P.

The age of the universe

2/12/1993

Margulis, Lynn

Origin of species revisited

2/12/1993

Shipman, Pat

Reflecting on Neanderthals: us and them

2/12/1993

1994

 

 

Carlson, Elof Axel

The unfit: from the sin of Onan to the smoke of Auschwitz

2/7/1994

Geller, Margaret

Images of the universe:... 

2/7/1994

Samples, Cathryn L.

HIV infection in children and adolescents…

2/7/1994

Levins, Richard

Changing diseases for changing times

2/8/1994

Narbonne, Guy M.

The origin of animal ecosystems: a precambrian perspective

2/8/1994

Early, Greg

Should whales have feet? understanding marine…

2/9/1994

Lessem, Don

Could Jurassic Park happen?

2/9/1994

Donahoe, John W.

The selection of behavior

2/10/1994

France, Diane L.

Dead men do tell tales:... 

2/10/1994

Gibbons, Michael F.

Current approaches to human origins

2/10/1994

Dinarello, Charles A.

How many endogenous fever-producing molecules…

2/11/1994

Margulis, Lynn

Origin of species revisited

2/11/1994

1995

 

 

Deacon, Terrence W.

Homeoboxes, homologies and hominid brains: how ontogeny shapes phylogeny

2/13/1995

Reilly, Philip R.

The human genome project: the promise and the perils

2/13/1995

Epstein, Paul R.

Cholera, emerging diseases and global change

2/14/1995

Madin, Laurence P.

Exploring inner space

2/14/1995

Despommier, Dickson D.

Trypanosomiasis: a tale of two continents

2/15/1995

Huchra, John P.

Cosmology and the Hubble space telescope

2/15/1995

Early, Greg

Should whales have feet? understanding marine…

2/16/1995

Kynard, Boyd

Evolutionary implications of anadromous fish restoration programs

2/16/1995

Cuebas-Incle, E.

Evolution of insect pest control using diseases

2/17/1995

Rozin, Paul

Cultural evolution of disgust

2/17/1995

1996

 

 

Bagenal, Caroline

A short history of environmental sculpture

2/12/1996

Hammel, Heidi B.

The comet crash of 1994: its effects on Jupiter and on earth

2/12/1996

Heinrich, Bernd

Raven feeding crowds: competition or cooperation?

2/13/1996

Pollack, Richard Jay

The re-emergence of Lyme disease in New England

2/13/1996

Ewald, Paul W.

Evolutionary tools for epidemiological problems:... 

2/14/1996

Levy, Stuart B.

Antibiotic resistance: drug enhanced evolution

2/14/1996

McMenamin, Mark

The emergence of Ediacara

2/15/1996

Steadman, David W.

No more evolution, only extinction: the human bolide in the south Pacific

2/15/1996

Miller, David B.

Domestication as evolution

2/16/1996

Thomson, Keith S.

Darwin and Fitzroy: the odd couple

2/16/1996

1997

 

 

DeStefano, Anita L.

How do they find those genes, anyway?... 

2/10/1997

Mann, Jonathan

HIV/AIDS and human rights: towards a new public health

2/10/1997

Alters, Brian J.

Darwin and science: the U.S. educational dilemma

2/11/1997

Dorit, Robert

Human genetic diversity: an x-y perspective

2/11/1997

Erickson, Paul

A sea of wonders: climbing to an ancient seafloor

2/12/1997

Wells, John M.

Prion diseases: a tale of itchy sheep, hungry cannibals and mad cows

2/12/1997

Beck, Gregory

Evolution of the immune system: understanding and opportunities

2/13/1997

Killeen, Kevin P.

Evolution of bacterial live vaccines as bacterial vaccine vectors

2/13/1997

Cornelius, Randolph

Darwin and modern evolutionary theories of weeping

2/14/1997

Kidder, Jeffrey D.

Brave new world of animal conservation:... 

2/14/1997

Knoll, Andrew H.

Life on Mars: what do we know and can we learn more?

2/14/1997

1998

 

 

Cohen, Joel E.

How many people can the earth support?

2/9/1998

Durham, William H.

Darwin and Galapagos: what he learned there (and what he didn't!)

2/9/1998

Lowenthal, James D.

The Hubble time machine

2/9/1998

Jacobs, William

Controlling multi-drug resistant tuberculosis: finding gold in soil and cow dung

2/10/1998

Pinker, Steven

How the mind works

2/10/1998

Craig, Catherine L.

Capture by design: tracing the evolutionary ecology of spider silk

2/11/1998

Rachootin, Stan

Darwin's relations to the other half of biology

2/11/1998

Rhodes, Richard

Prion diseases and the politics of food

2/11/1998

Alters, Brian J.

Darwin and science: the U.S. educational dilemma

2/12/1998

Deacon, Terrence W.

The idea that changed the brain

2/12/1998

Norris, Dick

The day of the apocalypse

2/12/1998

Godfrey, Laurie

Madagascar: primate paradise in peril

2/13/1998

Lee, Catherine A.

What makes a bacterium pathogenic?

2/13/1998

Yashon, Ronnee

What Is 'junk science'?: The courts, science And Frye v. United States

2/13/1998

1999

 

 

Gingerich, Owen

Why is the day twenty-four hours and when will the next millennium begin?

2/8/1999

Elia, Richard L.

Darwin's natural selection theory prompts the problem about man's evolution: are we on the side of the apes or the angels?  This is the Victorian dilemma

2/8/1999

DeMaria, Alfred

One organism's evolution experience is another's emerging infection

2/9/1999

Widmaier, Eric P.

Why geese don't get obese (and we do): how evolution's strategies for survival affect our everyday lives

2/9/1999

Reilly, Philip R.

Public health genetics

2/10/1999

Maher, Timothy J.

Nutritional neuroscience: how nutrients affect brain chemistry and behavior

2/10/1999

Cann, Rebecca L.

Hawaiian birds and conservation genetics

2/10/1999

Goodwin, Steven D.

Ecological roles for polymer synthesis in bacteria

2/11/1999

Guerrero, Ricardo

Evolution and natural selection of the earliest ecosystems on earth

2/11/1999

Dolan, Michael F. 

Early eukaryotes in a world without oxygen

2/11/1999

Margulis, Lynn

Speciation by symbiogenesis

2/12/1999

Gould, Stephen Jay

The evolutionary basis of our unpredictable future: a millennial perspective

2/12/1999

2010

 

 

Stephen Rich

The origin of human malaria

2/8/2010

James Morris

Resolving riddles, explaining enigmas, and probing paradoxes in evolution

2/8/2010

Troy Van Voorhis

Improving artificial photosynthesis: anything we can do nature does better

2/8/2010

Michael Sorenson

The puzzle of host-specific adaptation in brood parasitic birds

2/9/2010

Aaron Bernstein

Darwin and your health

2/9/2010

Eric J. Olson

An omnivorous spider parasitizes a classic mutualistic symbiosis, or what I learned by simply collecting things in the tropics

2/10/2010

Jonathan Losos

Lizards in an evolutionary tree: studying the evolution of biological diversity in Caribbean lizards

2/10/2010

John Donahoe

It’s selection-not turtles-all the way down

2/11/2010

Ronald Eastman

Plants as indicators of global change: a report from the frontlines

2/11/2010

Jessica H. Whiteside

Rhythms and catastrophes in earth history

2/12/2010

David Pilbeam

Hominin origins: new and old perspectives on being upstanding

2/12/2010

Roger Hanlon

An evolutionary masterpiece: rapid adaptive coloration in cephalopods

2/12/2010

Richard W. Wrangham

Catching fire: how cooking made us human

2/12/2010

2011

 

 

Daniel Brabander

Humans in the built environment: the emerging interface between medical geosciences and public health

2/14/2011

Sebastian Velez

Daddy-long-legs and centipedes of Australia and New Zealand: what soil arthropods teach us about the emergence of island faunas

2/14/2011

Richard Bailey

Fossils from eastern Massachusetts and the early evolution of animals

2/15/2011

Charles A. Nelson

The development and neural bases of face and emotion recognition

2/15/2011

Amy Cannon

Green chemistry and biomimicry: towards more sustainable products through inspiration from nature and innovation in the laboratory

2/15/2011

Amy Baco-Taylor

Ecology and evolution of deep-sea whale falls

2/16/2011

Jeremy DeSilva

Human evolution 140 years after Descent of Man

2/16/2011

David C. Palmer

The role of selection in the science of behavior

2/17/2011

Cameron Wake

It’s not oil and water: blending climate change solutions with sustainable development in New England

2/17/2011

Susan Reverby

The infamous syphilis studies: examining the legacies of medical research in Tuskegee and Guatemala

2/17/2011

Kelly Nevin

Wiring microbes to the sun for chemical and fuel production

2/18/2011

John W. Metcalfe

The evolution of drug regulation at the Food and Drug Administration

2/18/2011

Andrew Berry

The other Darwin: Alfred Russel Wallace

2/18/2011

2012

 

 

Alynne MacLean

Using science to help the poor: diagnostics for the developing world

2/13/2012

Rachel Dutton

Exploring the microbial diversity of cheese

2/13/2012

Isaac Wirgin

Rapid evolutionary change in fishes from chemically contaminated estuaries

2/14/2012

Richard M. Lerner

Positive youth development: ontogeny in four dimensions

2/14/2012

Ted Maney

Alien space invaders attack Massachusetts – an update on marine invasive species

2/15/2012

Harriet Washington

Medical apartheid

2/15/2012

Barrett N. Rock

Climate change or global warming – fact or fiction? What do the data show?

2/16/2012

Oliver J. Rando

You are what your father ate: epigenetic information transfer in mammals

2/16/2012

William Cornwell

What is science? A philosophical and historical perspective

2/16/2012

Peter Buston

The evolution of animal societies: insights from simple fish societies

2/17/2012

Katherine Hinde

Why rhesus monkeys suck: mother's milk and infant development

2/17/2012

2013

 

 

Zarin Machanda

Sex differences in chimpanzee behavior

2/12/2013

Larry Lewis

The geometric changes associated with the evolution of algal cell walls: the road to land plants and complex multicellular life

2/12/2013

Robinson W. Fulweiler

The immortal life of nitrogen

2/13/2013

Pamela Templer

Effect of winter climate change on northern hardwood forests

2/13/2013

Nick Venti

Tiny fossils tell time across the Pacific

2/13/2013

Lynn Fletcher

The benefit of buddies: an insect perspective

2/14/2013

Christopher Williams

Down to the last drop: climate change and water resources in the American southwest

2/14/2013

Seth Horowitz

Acoustics: beyond what it sounds like

2/15/2013

Steven D’Hondt

How slow can life go? Lessons from the subsea floor

2/15/2013

Mae Taylor

Internal parasites of North Atlantic sharks

2/15/2013

2014

 

 

Steven Hyman

Genes influence behavior, but it’s not so simple

2/10/2014

Gregory Skomal

“Jaws” revisited: new insights into the ecology of the white shark in the North Atlantic”

2/10/2014

Joshua Greene

Moral tribes: emotion, reason, and the gap between us and them

2/11/2014

Pamela Weathers

Artemisia annua, an effective and simple herbal treatment for malaria and other diseases

2/11/2014

Erik Zettler

Life in the "plastisphere": the ecology of plastic marine debris

2/12/2014

Jeremy DeSilva

Human evolution: new surprises from South Africa

2/12/2014

Lisa Hall

Breakthroughs in genetics: from sex chromosomes to silencing the Down syndrome chromosome

2/14/2014

Robyn Hannigan

Something wicked this way comes – what the Permian-Triassic mass extinction tells us about climate change and Earth’s future

2/14/2014

2015

 

 

Brian Helmuth

The road less travelled: underwater exploration and science in the era of climate change

2/23/2015

(rescheduled)

Isaiah Gomez

Cures in the ocean: marine natural products drug discovery

2/11/2015

Joel Weinstock

The hygiene hypothesis: can exposure to parasitic worms help treat autoimmune diseases?

2/11/2015

Jennifer Jackman

Coyotes and bobcats and bears, oh my!: Why public policy matters to wildlife in Massachusetts

2/12/2015

Nathan Phillips

What cities can learn from trees

2/12/2015

Daniel Erker

How and why do languages change? Insights from Spanish in Boston

2/12/2015

Colin Orians

From the farm to the table: How climate change is altering the food we eat

2/13/2015

Shop Mallik

Deep genome sequences from more than 100 diverse human populations and their relationship to archaic Hominins

2/13/2015

2016

 

 

Samuel Mehr

Why are we musical? On the origins of the human music faculty

4/18/2016

(rescheduled)

John Stegeman

Evolving systems of chemical-biological interaction: from oxygen to neurobiology

2/9/2016

Pamela Silver

Designing biology for a healthy world

2/9/2016

Mark Leckie

A glimpse at the world before the end-Cretaceous mass extinction (66 ma): the Maastrichaian stage, the Inoceramid clam extinction, and ocean acidification

2/9/2016

Jayne Yack

There’s a rumble in your jungle: exploring the secret sounds of insects

2/10/2016

Randi Rotjan

The Phoenix Islands protected area - a natural laboratory for climate change

2/10/2016

Andrew West

Billions and billions of planets: the ubiquity of extrasolar planets and the red dwarfs that (mostly) host them

2/10/2016

Hunter King

Skyscrapers for lungs: mechanics of termite colony respiration

3/28/2016

(rescheduled)

W. Jeffrey Bolster

The mortal sea: fishing the Atlantic in the age of sail

2/11/2016

Holly Dunsworth

Difficult childbirth and helpless babies: not Eve’s fault, but evolution’s

2/11/2016

Kevin Griffith

Facebook for microbes: social networking, intercellular communication, and biological espionage

2/12/2016

Justin Hollander

The promise of neuroarchitecture

2/12/2016

Dyan deNapoli

The great penguin rescue: the inspiring true story of the world’s largest animal rescue

2/12/2016

2017

 

 

Daniel Ksepka

March of the fossil penguins

2/16/2017

Pendred Noyce

Magnificent minds: remarkable women of science and medicine

2/14/2017

Iain Kerr

Why whales – why snotbot?

2/14/2017

Elspeth Slayter

The Henrietta Lacks case: the intersection of race, science and ethics (a panel discussion)

2/15/2017

(moderator)

William Campbell

River blindness: the story behind its prevention

2/15/2017

Thomas Rich

Trilobite eyes and punctuated equilibria

2/15/2017

Eve Vogel

Practical policy approaches to river flood resilience in New England: weaving together science, governance, politics and community

2/16/2017

Alexandra Rosati

Evolving the human mind

2/16/2017

Christopher Reddy

A scientist citizen in the 21st century: what happens when a scientist leaves the comforts of the laboratory and ventures into the arenas of media, politics, and industry

2/17/2017

Joyce Zhu

The Flint water crisis: communication science and influencing public discourse using science

2/17/2017

Catherine McCusker

How to build a new limb from old cells: applying the lessons learned from regenerating amphibians

2/17/2017

2018

 

 

Sandy Macfarlane

An up escalator: the Gulf Stream as a predictor of estuary change?

2/12/2018

Todd Zion

The Journey: A case study with Todd Zion and smartcells

2/12/2018

James Collins

Synthetic biology: redesigning life

2/12/2018

Wendy Garrett

Mechanistic microbiome studies in health and disease

2/13/2018

Michael Armstrong

Changing climate – changing fishes: the future of the fauna in the gulf of Maine

2/13/2018

Andrew Martinez

The colorful world of New England marine life

2/14/2018

Glenn Gaudette

Crossing biological kingdoms – using spinach to regenerate heart tissue

2/14/2018

John Hayes

Global change, climate change, and water: the physical and human dimensions of the hydro-social cycle

2/15/2018

Nan Jiang

How can we learn from nature? Bioinspiration from beetle elytra and eggshells for innovative designs

2/15/2018

Thea Popolizio

Algal forms most beautiful: uncovering seaweed diversity in the Bermuda Islands

2/16/2018

Lydia Bourouiba

Mechanistic understanding of disease transmission

2/16/2018

Cherie Butts

Hormones and our immune system: how they interact to impact disease

2/16/2018

2019

 

 

Jan Pechenik

Darwin as a model

2/11/2019

Colleen Cavanaugh

From the deep-sea to New England coasts: novel microbiome diversity in marine ecosystems

2/11/2019

Rebecca Robinson

Climate change and ocean oxygen concentrations

2/12/2019

William Moomaw

Natural solutions to meet the challenge of climate change

2/12/2019

Paul Zambella

Whodunnit? The importance of forensic science in criminal investigations

2/12/2019

Robert Bonney

Carbon pollution – it’s time to demand ‘we put a price on it

2/13/2019

Kevin Esvelt

Sculpting the evolution of wild populations

2/13/2019

Eric Chaisson

Cosmic evolution: the rise of complexity in nature

2/13/2019

Catharine Wang

Consumerism, DNA and health: promises and pitfalls

2/14/2019

James Costa

Charles Darwin’s “fool’s experiments” – lessons from an inveterate experimentiser

2/14/2019

Jon Witman

Discovering how the ecosystem that Darwin never saw works: strong biological interactions and climate forcing in the Galapagos rocky subtidal

2/14/2019

Zarin Machanda

Growing up chimpanzee: the development of sex differences in wild chimpanzees

2/15/2019

Stephanie Pierce

Fish out of water: did our ancestors walk onto land?

2/15/2019

2020

 

 

Morgan Schaller

New constraints on ancient atmospheric oxygen concentrations and the rise of North American dinosaurs

2/10/2020

Cynthia Ibarra

A comparative analysis of tryptophan hydroxylase and phenylalanine hydroxylase: how close is close enough?

2/10/2020

Tim Shank

Deep ocean exploration and research

2/11/2020

Roger Hanlon

From octopus to the Iphone: Studying color and pattern from molecules to organisms with science, art, and engineering

2/11/2020

Amy Weidensaul

Connectedness to nature: understanding human dimensions to improve conservation

2/12/2020

Ken Noll

Observing nature’s patterns and processes with Mr. Darwin

2/12/2020

Paul Zambella

Whodunnit? The importance of forensic science in criminal investigations

2/12/2020

Nathan Philips

 Infrastructure ecology for our sustainable future

2/13/2020

Sotheany Leap

Surviving the Khmer Rouge: Moving from tragedy to resilience

2/13/2020

Micaela Martinez

Darwinian medicine and disease ecology: Understanding biological rhythms and infection

2/14/2020

Erin Hecht

The evolution of brains and behavior in domestic dogs and domesticated foxes

2/14/2020