July 19, 2013 – Evolutionary Biology with Marlene Zuk

On this program we’ll be talking evolutionary biology with Professor Marlene Zuk, from the University of Minnesota. She is a professor of ecology, evolution, and behavior and the author of Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love & Language from the Insect World; and Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live. Her research interests are:

  • Sexual selection and mate choice
  • Animal communication
  • Effects of parasites on host ecology, evolution and behavior
  • Conflicts between natural and sexual selection

Website mentioned on the show: TimeTree: The Timescale of Life