Virtual Science Café Las Vegas: Donald Price


Nov. 4, 2020, 7pm to 8pm

Office/Remote Location

Online (Zoom)


Donald Price, professor in the UNLV School of Life Sciences, will speak at an upcoming Virtual Science Café Las Vegas. His virtual presentation is titled, "Hawaiian Drosophila: How to Evolve 1,000 Species in Just 25 Million Years."

The Hawaiian Islands were formed over the past 25+ million years by a geological ‘hot-spot’ where volcanic activity deep in the middle of the Pacific Ocean occurs as the Pacific plate moves in a north-western direction. The Hawaiian Islands are also an evolutionary biology ‘hot-spot’ with some of the best examples of explosive adaptive radiation of species groups. The Hawaiian Drosophila radiation has approximately 800-1,000 species that only exist in the main Hawaiian Islands. This accounts for about 1/3 of all Drosophila species in the world. The species are a treasure trove of fascinating changes in behavior, plant-insect interactions, microbiomes, gene regulation, and genomic changes.

The virtual presentation will be presented via Zoom.

Admission Information

Admission is via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 868 0408 2402

Passcode: 2WTVET

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Contact Information

Allen Gibbs

External Sponsor

College of Sciences

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