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Minnesota’s Reptiles and Amphibians: Past, Present, and Future
Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 1:00 pm–1:30 pmFree
Recommended for all ages
Minnesota’s amphibians and reptiles (herps) contribute to the diversity of our ecosystems, yet their presence has changed much over time. Join graduate students Sam Weaver and Tom Radomski as they help us learn more about common Minnesota species and share their research. We’ll explore how the range and population of herps has changed over time and gain some insight into how the Bell Museum’s collections can help track those changes. Your questions are welcome during the live presentation!
About the Speakers
Tom Radomski is a graduate student at the University Of Minnesota College Of Biological Sciences and a 2020 recipient of the Bell Museum’s Natural History Award. His research focuses on the ecology and evolution of species’ geographic ranges.
Sam Weaver is a graduate student at the University Of Minnesota College Of Biological Sciences and a 2020 recipient of the Bell Museum’s Natural History Fellowship. He is currently studying the patterns of local adaptation and gene flow between two hybridizing species of plethodontid salamanders.