The 2019-2020 John H. Ostrom Lecture Series
Erika Edwards (Credit: Casey Dunn)


Natural History in the 21st Century

Botanical Explorations into Mountains, Deserts, Genomes and Herbaria

Erika Edwards

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


Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm

David Friend Hall


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 lecture will highlight surprises and delights of botanical exploration in many of the world’s ecosystems – including the sidewalks of New Haven.


Free Admission


The John H. Ostrom 2019-2020 Lecture Series is sponsored by the Trumbull Lectureship and the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life, Yale University