Natures Narrators: The 2017-18 John H. Ostrom Program Series

How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog

With Lee Dugatkin

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Yale Peabody Museum


Free admission


For the last six decades a dedicated team of researchers in Siberia has been domesticating silver foxes to replay the evolution of the dog in real time. Join us as biologist and historian of science Lee Dugatkin reveals the inside story of the science, politics, adventure, and love behind it all. Inside this tale of groundbreaking science is hidden a remarkable collaboration between an older, freethinking scientific genius and a trusting, brilliant, gutsy young woman. Lee will also explore the deep attachments developed between some hardscrabble but openhearted humans and the wild animals they domesticated.