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The Life of David Lack, Father of Evolutionary Ecology

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Thurs., Nov. 7, 2013 | 7 – 8:30 pm
Free First Thursday!

About The Life of David Lack, Father of Evolutionary Ecology:

The publication of Darwin’s Finches in 1947 marked the beginning of a new scientific discipline, evolutionary ecology. And yet David Lack, the book’s author, remains relatively unknown. Who was this influential, yet relatively unknown man? The Life of David Lack, Father of Evolutionary Ecology provides an answer to that question based on author Ted Anderson’s personal interviews with colleagues, family members and former students as well as material in the extensive Lack Archive at Oxford University.

About Ted Anderson:

Ted R. Anderson is Emeritus Professor of Biology at McKendree University and the author of Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow: From Genes to Populations (OUP 2006). He is retired and lives with his wife, Carol, in Kingston, Washington.

"Ted Anderson has produced a masterly account of Lack’s life, documenting in detail each of his major intellectual contributions to our current understanding of the lives of birds.”
—Tim Birkhead, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield