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Expert on Evolution, Climate Change to Speak at UT

Eugenie-Scott

Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, will be giving lectures on November 13 and 14 as part of the Department of Anthropology’s annual capstone courses. Her first lecture, “In the Beginning,” will be at 6:00 p.m. on November 13 in the McClung Museum lecture hall, and is free and open to the public.

Study Finds Female Choice Key to Evolutionary Shift to Modern Family

It is a question that has puzzled evolutionary biologists for years: Why did we stop being promiscuous and decide to settle down to start families? Sergey Gavrilets, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, may have found the answer, and it lies in the power of female choice.

TIME: The Ancient Sexual Revolution That May Have Spurred Human Monogamy

A mathematical model by Sergey Gavrilets, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is getting a lot of media attention. It has found that monogamous, romantic love — or, more prosaically, pair-bonding — may have evolved in a sexual revolution that could have laid down the roots of the modern family.

UT Professor’s Hypothesis May be Game Changer for Evolutionary Theory

A new hypothesis posed by Associate Professor Erik Zinser and colleagues could be a game changer in the evolution arena. The hypothesis suggests some species are surviving by discarding genes and depending on other species to play their hand. The groundbreaking “Black Queen Hypothesis” got its name from the game of Hearts.