Evolution in the Anthropocene:
How Human Activity is changing the Shape of Life
with Eric P. Palkovacs
part of the Science Sundays series at Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Sunday, September 20, 1:00PM, and the third Sunday of each month
Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz
included with museum admission
Join us on the third Sunday of every month (except December), for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion. Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them.
Doors open to the lecture hall at 12:30PM. Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at noon. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating. Lectures are one-hour long, including time for a few questions at the end. Science Sunday is free with admission, and always free for members. Recommended for ages 10 and older.
Eric P. Palkovacs, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
The current geological age is known as the Anthropocene, wherein human activity is the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
Human impacts on Earth are dramatic, massive, and changing the very state of our oceans, the atmosphere, and terrestrial environments. In fact, human-driven evolution is rapidly changing the traits of living organisms. During this intriguing Science Sunday, Eric Palkovacs will describe the way humans are shaping evolution on our planet today, through his work focusing on freshwater and marine ecosystems.
Palkovacs will also discuss conservation measures and restoration strategies that could be employed for healthy, functioning ecosystems.