Jueves 4 de octubre, 12h.
Salón de Actos. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales
This lecture will be held in English.
Titulo: Searching for principles of skull organization in macroevolution using birds as model systems
Ponente: Jesús Marugán-Lobón. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
The skull is highly integrated and highly modular, but can the skull itself be viewed as a module? And what would the conceptual consequences be if it proves to be the case? I will show a suite of results from our year-long research program in avian skull variation with which we envision a future prospect to aim at both disentangling further the organizing principles of skull morphology in vertebrate macroevolution and to conceptually interpret its evolutionary significance.
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