Watkins Visiting Professor Series: Biological Sciences

Tuesday, Feb. 13


Cost: Free


Hubbard Hall

1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260

Event Contact

Cheryl Miller
Email: cheryl.miller@wichita.edu
Phone: 316-978-6659

Location: Hubbard Hall, Room 209

Join us for the Watkins Visiting Professor Series featuring Douglas Emlen. Emlen will present the talk, "The Evolution of Extreme Weapons: Lessons from a Rhinoceros Beetle."

Douglas Emlen, Ph.D., is Montana Regents Professor of Biology at the University of Montana. He is interested in how animal structures evolve to extreme proportions and focuses on weapons of “sexual selection,” including antlers, and especially the outlandish horns of rhinoceros beetles. His research leads to an exploration of the human military arms races and the most powerful weapons on the planet. His work has been featured in outlets including The New York Times and National Public Radio’s Science Friday. He was awarded UM’s Distinguished Teaching Award and named the Carnegie/CASE Montana Professor of the Year. Dr. Emlen is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

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