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Biogeography across Broken Continents and Sunken Islands
In this free virtual talk, Gonzalo Giribet explains how biogeography, the study of the distribution of organisms, can further our understanding of the breakup of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana.
Gonzalo Giribet, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and Director, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
The major continents of the Southern Hemisphere—Africa, South America, Australia, Antarctica—as well as India and islands in the Pacific, were once part of Gondwana, an ancient supercontinent that began to break up about 180 million years ago. How did this breakup influence the evolution ofView more
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