Celebrate Darwin Day! Feb 12

Anneke Lisberg, Department of Biological Sciences, will talk about “The smell of success: Understanding chemical signals and competition in social mammals” in honor of Charles Darwin’s 206th birthday on Thurs., Feb. 12, 6:30-8pm in Hyland Hall’s Timmerman Auditorium.

Darwin Day” is an event celebrated around the world to recognize the work of Charles Darwin, along with intellectual curiosity and scientific thinking in general. Resolutions to officially designate Feb. 12 as Darwin Day in the U.S. have been introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. Res. 66) and House of Representatives (H. Res. 67).

cover of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: A Graphic AdaptationIntrigued and want to learn more? Consider these sources, merely a few among many: Pheromones and animal behaviour: Communication by smell and taste (ebook), “Sex-specific processing of social cues in the medial amygdala” (ELife, 2014, vol.3, doi:10.7554/eLife.02743), “Chemical signals ‘selected for’ newborns in mammals” (Animal Behaviour, 2014:Nov., vol.97:Spec. Iss. on Biochemistry & Animal Communication, pp.289–299, doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.08.022), “Love is in the air: Sociality and pair bondedness influence sifaka reproductive signalling” (Animal Behaviour, 2014, vol.88, pp.147–156), Chemical communication: The language of pheromones (3rd-floor Main Collection, QP572.P47 A4 1992), “Wake up and smell the conflict: Odour signals in female competition” (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 2013, vol.368:no.1631, 20130082, doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0082), and Charles Darwin’s On the origin of species: A graphic adaptation (2nd-floor Graphic Novels, QH367 .K466 2009).

Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding additional materials.

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About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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