Darwin FestivalSM 2017: Links and References


     These links are sources of further information.

     Sites listed are not necessarily endorsed by the speakers.




Wendy Garrett


Dr. Garrett’s website

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

The NIH Human Microbiome Project

NY Times article: Some of My Best Friends Are Germs

Article: The gut microbiome in health and in disease


Daniel Ksepka


Dr. Ksepka’s website

Dr. Ksepka’s Blog: March of the Fossil Penguins

National Geographic: Giant Prehistoric Penguins Revealed: Big but Skinny

LiveScience article: Found: Africa’s Oldest Penguins


Michael Lesser


Dr. Lesser’s website

UNH Dept. of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

ScienceDirect: Ecology of mesophotic coral reefs

NOAA: What are Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems?



Pendred Noyce


Dr. Noyce’s website

Dr. Noyce’s Blog

Tumblehome Learning

Association for Women In Science, Massachusetts

Women’s Role in the Scientific Resolution


Iain Kerr


Ocean Alliance: Iain Kerr Archives

Ocean Alliance: SnotBot Archives

Video: DJI Stories - Snotbot

Video: Patrick Stewart learns about Snotbot


Elspeth Slayter


SSU School of Social Work

Smithsonian Magazine: Henrietta Lacks’ ‘Immortal’ Cells

NBC News: NIH finally makes good with Henrietta Lacks' family

Forbes: The Henrietta Lacks Genome: Consent, Trust, and Common Decency


William Campbell


Nobelprize.org: William C. Campbell

Irish America: Interview with Dr. Campbell

Merck Research Laboratories

Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE) at Drew University


Thomas Rich


A Guide to the Orders of Trilobites

Discover Magazine:  Peering Into Trilobite Eyes to See the Evolution of Vision

Science: Looking a Trilobite in the Eye


Eve Vogel


Dr. Vogel’s website

U Mass Geosciences

Army Corps of Engineers, New England District

The Great New England Flood of 1936

Northeast States Emergency Consortium

New Yorker article: Achalafaya (John McPhee on flood control)


Alexandra Rosati


Dr. Rosati’s website

Harvard Department of Human Evolutionary Biology

Harvard Mind Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative

NOVA video: Evolution of the Human Mind


Christopher Reddy


Dr. Reddy’s website

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Science Watch: Christopher Reddy Talks About The Long-Term Effects Of Oil Spills


Joyce Zhu



Virginia Tech Magazine: Fighting For Flint

NPR: Lead-Laced Water In Flint: A Step-By-Step Look At The Makings Of A Crisis


Catherine McCusker


Dr. McCusker’s website

U Mass Boston Biology

Scientific American: Regeneration: The axolotl story

Bioweb: The Axolotl



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