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Alan De Quieroz

Alan De Quieroz

DeSmart People Podcast


Alan De Quieroz

DeSmart People Podcast

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39 minutes
Sortie:
Sep 29, 2014
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Alan de Queiroz  - Have you ever wondered how the same species of monkey (or tree, or snake for that matter) ends up located on different countries around the world? Keep in mind, they obviously can't just swim across the ocean, and they were there far before humans, so we didn't bring them.  Sure, continental drift explains it in some instances, but definitely not all of them.  So how did it happen? The answer will most certainly surprise you! This week, evolutionary biologist Alan de Queiroz tells us what the research says on this topic as we discuss his book, The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life.
Alan de Queiroz is an evolutionary biologist and adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has written widely-cited research articles on topics ranging from biogeography to the evolution of behavior to the origins of parasites. For more on the Alan and his work, visit his Facebook page and blog.
"Most people understand that evolution is very random, it's caused by chance events."
- Alan de Queiroz
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What we learn in this episode:
What is biogeography?
Why are there no monkeys in Europe?
How do mammals that can't swim come to be found on islands?
Resources:
The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
monkeysvoyage.wordpress.com/
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Sortie:
Sep 29, 2014
Format:
Épisode du podcast