MONTHLY MEETING PROGRAM — FEMALE SONGBIRDS AREN’T SO DULL AFTER ALL
December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
J. JORDAN PRICE, Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Sciences, Biology Chair
Scientists have long focused on why male songbirds have such colorful plumage and sing such elaborate songs, while females are relatively dull and quiet. Indeed, these sexual differences were fundamental to the formulation of Darwin’s theory of sexual selection. In this talk Dr. Price will describe recent studies that are causing us to rethink some of Darwin’s original ideas regarding the evolution of differences between the sexes. Light refreshments and mingling start at 7 p.m. Public invited. Inquiries to Lynne Wheeler, firstname.lastname@example.org 301-751-8097 (prefer text).