41st Annual Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium

April 7, 8:45am - 5:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Campus Center Ballroom Add to Calendar

Wednesday, April 6, marks the opening of the Tester symposium celebrating student research at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Each year science graduate students display their original research from fields including biology, marine sciences, medicine, geology and geography. Students compete for best paper and best poster awards.

This year’s distinguished invited speaker is Professor Dolph Schluter, from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Schluter is famous for his work on adaptive radiations (such as Darwin’s finches) and understanding how and why new species come to be. His research is particularly interesting in Hawaiʻi, the world’s greatest hotbed for adaptive radiations such as Hawaiian drosophila (fruit flies), Hawaiian honeycreepers (birds), and Hawaiian silverswords (plants).

Dr. Schluter will be giving two talks:
Distinguished Visitor's Address: “Genetic insights into speciation by natural selection” Wednesday April 6th 4-5pm, Campus Center Ballroom.
Keynote Lecture: “The origin of species and the latitudinal biodiversity gradient” Friday April 8th 4-5pm Biomed 103B.

The annual symposium was created in 1974 in honor of the late Professor Albert Tester’s lifelong encouragement of student research while Professor of Zoology at UH Mānoa. All talks are open to the public. The symposium opens Wednesday at 12:30pm and runs until Friday at 5pm in the Campus Center Ballroom, culminating in an awards banquet on Saturday evening at Waikiki Aquarium.

Event Sponsor
Biology, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Jamie Caldwell, (973) 868-6679, jamie.sziklay@gmail.com, http://manoa.hawaii.edu/biology/testersymposium

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