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Monthly Nature Program: New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Dr. Phil Barden

October 18, 2018, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Ants preserved in amber. Photo: Dr. Phil Barden
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Join us for our Monthly Nature Program with special guest Dr. Phil Barden, Assistant Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology, as he presents, “One hundred million years on fortysextillion legs: The incredible history of ants.”

Dr. Barden works to better understand social insects—specifically their evolutionary history. At the same time, he utilizes social insects and their fossil records as a model system for exploring new avenues for incorporating exciting methodologies, such as X-ray imaging and next generation sequencing, into organismal research. His projects incorporate elements of paleontology, systematics, imaging, functional morphology, genomics, and ecology.

Reception starts at 6:30 p.m., talk runs from 7–8:30 p.m., in the East Room at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

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October 18, 2018
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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