We're beginning to understand the assembly of temperate forest communities, with plants so well-adapted to a prolonged cold season. Where did our forest plants come from, and when? Why do they have certain features in common, such as leaves with lobes (like a maple tree) or with marginal teeth (like a beech tree)? And, how can kirigami – the art of folding and cutting paper – help to reveal the answers? Let's chat with Yale Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Michael Donoghue about this fascinating intersection of climate and evolution as our forests come to life again in April!
Science Café is a lively event where members of the public can learn about current research from a scientist over pizza and beer. Join us for craft brews, laughs, and a spirited discussion! Admission is free, you buy the food and drink. Must be 21 or older to attend.