Darwin, botanical gardens and the case for evolution - The Arboretum
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Sunday, November 1; 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Darwin, botanical gardens and the case for evolution

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Ned Friedman, the new director of Arnold Arboretum.  Friedman is Professor in Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, at the University of Colorado presently.  Justin Ide/Harvard Staff Photographer

Many of the plants we grow in our gardens are premier examples of the ongoing process of evolution: random mutations that lead, on the rarest of occasions, to novel and desirable biological characteristics.  In his talk, Professor William (Ned) Friedman, the eighth director of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, will discuss how horticulture played a central role in laying the foundation for discovering evidence of evolution itself, as well as understanding how evolution works. A ticketed event:  $10 for general public; $8 for Arboretum members.  For tickets, please call 626.821.4623.

Photo by Justin Ide/Harvard Staff Photographer



$10 General Public
$8 Arboretum members

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