At @ucdavis 2/1 Dog diversity as a natural experiment in cognitive and behavioral evolution

Got this by email and am posting it.

*See the attached flier for the entire quarter’s seminar schedule.

This week’s Animal Behavior Graduate Group seminar:

Dog diversity as a natural experiment in cognitive and behavioral evolution

Dr. Kevin MacLean
University of Arizona

Friday, February 1st at 12:10 pm in 1150 Hart Hall

Coffee and cookies will be available.

“Dr. Evan MacLean is a biological anthropologist and comparative psychologist with interests in cognitive evolution and the study of animal minds. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 2012, and served as Co-Director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center from 2012-2016. Dr. MacLean conducts research with diverse species ranging from chimpanzees and bonobos to lemurs and domestic dogs. His work is motivated by questions about what makes the human mind unique, as well as how and why cognition evolves.”

For more information about Dr. MacLean’s research:


Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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