Evolution and the Tree of Life: Problem-Solving Through Time
Over billions of years, life on Earth has evolved in all its marvelous diversity. In this talk and walk through the Haupt Conservatory and Pfizer Lab, Dr. Dennis Stevenson explains the Tree of Life (family tree of plants) and how its information is applied to contemporary problems in human endeavors. We will explore plant fossils and examine unique ways plants have adapted to environmental change. Then, in the laboratory, we will see how scientists use data to revise the Tree of Life and design genetic research.