Dr. Rosemary Grant, Research Scholar and Lecturer; Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Rosemary Grant
Research Scholar and Lecturer; Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University

In conjunction with the University of Washington's Walker Ames Lecture Series, ADVANCE and the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences are pleased to offer a special mentoring-for-leadership lunch event on May 1 with Walker-Ames Lecturer Dr. Rosemary Grant. This event is inspired by two NSF-funded projects, WEBS and ADVANCE (See end of messsage for more information about these two programs.)

Dr. B. Rosemary Grant is a research scholar and lecturer with the rank of Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. She is interested in the diversity of individuals produced by the interaction between genetics, ecology and behavior. Along with Dr. Peter Grant, she has been studying Darwin's finches on the Galápagos islands since 1973. Their fieldwork is designed to understand the causes of an adaptive radiation. It combines analyses of archipelago-wide patterns of evolution with detailed investigations of population level processes on two islands, Genovesa and Daphne. Their work is a blend of ecology, behavior and genetics. Dr. Grant was initially trained at the University of Edinburgh and received her PhD degree from Uppsala University.