Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Science Center Hall D, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

CANCELED: Symbiosis and the Evolution of Life in the Ocean


The Harvard Museum of Natural History hosts Peter R. Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, who will give a talk as part of the Evolution Matters Lecture Series. 

The discovery of microscopic life forms in the seventeenth century led to humankind’s understanding of microbes as the biochemical innovators of our world. Microbes have evolved exotic metabolisms that enable them to live in seemingly inhospitable places, and they inhabit nearly every animal and plant on Earth. Peter Girguis will lead a virtual tour of ocean microbial life and discuss how marine microbes influence the evolution of all life on Earth, even playing a role in the geological and geochemical composition of our planet.

Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. Free and open to the public. 

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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