Consider the spider: eight legs, eight eyes, and a brain the size of a poppy seed. These are some of nature's most amazing and charismatic creatures, and yet we know so little about their worlds. Paul Shamble will discuss the lives, habits, and marvelous morphologies of these animals--from sensory structures and cognition to locomotion and behavior. Understanding these creatures helps us better understand evolution and diversity--and leads us to ask what it means that even tiny animals inhabit complex lives.

Paul Shamble, John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow, Harvard University

Evolution Matters Lecture Series
Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit

Presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

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6:00pm-7:00pm Wed, Apr 28, 2021

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(Virtual) Harvard Museum of Natural History

1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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