Darwin Day was founded to celebrate science as an international language much like music. Darwin’s idea of natural selection as a mechanism of evolution has become a central organizing principle in biology.
Tuesday 10 February 2009
Seminar begins at 4pm in S012
(cookies at 3:30)
|"House hunting by honey bees: a study of effective group decision making"|
4th Annual Darwin Day
Dr. Tom Seeley
W301 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Thomas D. Seeley is Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University. He is a world authority on animal behavior, especially the social behavior of honeybees. At home more in the field than the laboratory, his scientific work features observational and experimental investigations of the inner workings of honeybee colonies living under natural conditions. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the recipient of numerous honors for his scientific work including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished U.S. Scientist Award, and a Gold Medal from Apimondia for his book The Wisdom of the Hive. Currently, he is working on a new book, Honeybee Democracy.
For more information visit Dr. Seeley's Laboratory at http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/seeley.html