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December 1, 2021

12:00pm, PST 158 HH and Zoom

Paul Barber
UCLA, Dept of EEB

" Frogs, Hyaenas and Shrimp, Oh My! Reflections on a Career in a Diversity "

As Earth faces a biodiversity crisis, genetics and genomics provide powerful tools for documenting biological diversity,  monitoring change over time, and supporting conservation efforts. At the same time, science faces a diversity crisis, preventing us from achieving the full potential of the STEM enterprise. In this career retrospective, I review my work on the evolution of marine biodiversity in the Coral Triangle, and our lab’s application of genetic and genomic tools in the support of the monitoring and conservation of marine ecosystems. I also talk about how we use our research as a powerful platform for advancing the success of marginalized and minoritized groups in science, work informed my life experience, and how the intentional, meaningful integration of research and education can productively advance both science, conservation and diversity in STEM.


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

12:00pm, PST

Seminar will be presented live, in-person, in

Hershey Hall, Room 158

Seminar will also be live-streamed via Zoom

Host: Peggy Fong