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Rescheduled to June 14, 2018 – Evenings at Whitney: Sharks and Rays on the Brink – Half a Billion Years of Innovation Under Threat

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Due to Hurricane Irma, this lecture has been rescheduled from Sept. 14, 2017, to June 14, 2018. This lecture will now be part of the 2018 Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series.  The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory with the program titled “Sharks and Rays on the Brink…

Video: May 18 Evenings at Whitney – Last Mastodons, Last Mammoths: Life and Times of America’s Latest-surviving Proboscideans

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on May 18, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Last Mastodons, Last Mammoths: Life and Times of America’s Latest-surviving Proboscideans.” Flagler College Professor of Anthropology Lee Newsom talked about her research on mastodons and mammoths, mammals that became…

Video: April 20 Evenings at Whitney – One Species, Two Species, Hybrid Species, New Species: Secrets of the Sweetings Pond Seahorse

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on April 20, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “One Species, Two Species, Hybrid Species, New Species: Secrets of the Sweetings Pond Seahorse.” The University of Tampa Professor of Biology Heather Masonjones talked about the difficulties of studying…

Video: March 16 Evenings at Whitney – From Fast to Ultra-Fast: The Biological World of Extreme Movement

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on March 16, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “From Fast to Ultra-Fast: The Biological World of Extreme Movement.” Duke University Associate Professor of Biology Sheila Patek talked about the fastest movements found in organisms, including that of…

Video: Evenings at Whitney – The Living Dead: Metabolic Arrest and the Control of Biological Time

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Feb. 9, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “The Living Dead: Metabolic Arrest and the Control of Biological Time.” Canada Research Chair in Molecular Physiology and Carleton University Professor of Biochemistry Kenneth Storey talked about how hibernation,…

Video: Evenings at Whitney Lecture – Why are the Matanzas Inlet and adjacent coastline so dynamic?

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Why are the Matanzas Inlet and adjacent coastline so dynamic?”. University of Florida Civil and Coastal Engineering Department Assistant Professor Maitane Olabarrieta talked about the current and future impact of…

Dec. 8: Evenings at Whitney – Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems and Global Change

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Dec. 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems and Global Change.” University of Florida Distinguished Professor of Biology Francis “Jack” Putz talked about how the natural ecosystems along the coast of Florida are changing…

Nov. 17: Evenings at Whitney – Consequences of Climate Change for the Temperate-Tropical Ecotone

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Nov. 17, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Consequences of Climate Change for the Temperate-Tropical Ecotone.” Ilka Candy Feller, senior scientist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, talked about leveraging history to understand the present and predict…

Evenings at Whitney on Oct. 20: Understanding Animal History through the Eyes of a DNA Sequencer

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Oct. 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Understanding Animal History through the Eyes of a DNA Sequencer.” Joseph Ryan, assistant professor of biology at Whitney Laboratory, shared how his lab uses DNA sequences to investigate the…