Yale Peabody Museum Lecture Series


Natural History in the 21st Century

Botanical Explorations into Mountains, Deserts, Genomes and Herbaria


Erika Edwards (PhD '05)

Yale Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,
Curator of Botany, Yale Peabody Museum,
Director, Marsh Botanical Garden

in conversation with


Martha Muñoz

Yale Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology



Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Zoom webinar


Natural history is alive and well in 2020. We are still squarely in the age of biodiversity discovery, with new insights emerging at every level of biological organization. Advances in molecular biology and new visualization tools are bringing clarity to evolutionary questions that have lingered since the days of Darwin. This discussion will delve into surprises and delights of botanical exploration in many of the world’s ecosystems – including the sidewalks of New Haven.



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