Lightning Talks - Round 10
Image by LCDR Eric Johnson, NOAA Corps
For the first time, the wildly popular Lightning Talks is open to the public!
The goal of the lightning-fast format is to allow a diverse group of speakers to introduce their research to the museum community. During this round, all are invited to get an inside look at the latest discoveries. We will have two sessions, each with four talks followed by time for discussion, including questions from the audience.
Part 1: 10:15 - 11:00
W. John Kress, Botany
Heliconias and their hummingbird pollinators:Coevolved partners with remarkable behaviors
Sabrina Sholts, Anthropology
Toxicological analyses of the mammalian skeleton: Environment, chemicals and health
Casey Dillman, Vertebrate Zoology
Nuclear DNA perspectives on sturgeon phylogeny:Problems and prospects
Fred A. Davis, Mineral Sciences
Volcanic islands: Windows into the deep Earth
Discussion follows Part 1 program
Part 2: 11:10- 12:00
Nancy Knowlton, Invertebrate Zoology
Is there any room for #OceanOptimism when it comes to the Anthropocene?
Jae-Cheon Sohn, Entomology/Paleobiology
Evolutionary consequences of changes in larval feedinghabits within Lepidoptera (butterflies & moths)
Briana Pobiner, Anthropology
The ecology of early human scavenging
Carla Dove, Vertebrate Zoology
Feather Identification: When birds collide
Discussion follows Part 2 program
Presented by the National Museum of Natural History's Senate of Scientists and offered as part of the Museum's Anthropocene: Life in the Age of Humans series.