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Biogeography across Broken Continents and Sunken Islands

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and Harvard Museum of Natural History at Online/Virtual Space

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Nov 10 2021
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 of

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