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Hi all, just a note to let you know about our society in Vancouver, BC (for those who don't know) and invite you to our lecture tomorrow (free for all as always). We'll have Dr. Rick Taylor from UBC speaking for us.

www.wetcoastaquariumsociety.ca

Monday, July 11, 2011 WCAS Speaker

Date: Monday, July 11th, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Douglas Kenny Building, 2136 West Mall, Room 2010, UBC Campus

Getting there: Enter the UBC Campus from either NW Marine Drive, Chancellor Blvd, or SW Marine Drive and go to Gate 6. Parking is available at the West Parkade. The Douglas Kenny Building is located across the street, East of the parkade. Please see the map for details.

In addition to our guest lecturer, we will have great raffle and member prizes, a question & answer session, refreshments, and more!

The UBC Fish Collection and Cool BC Fish Stories

Dr. Eric B. (Rick) Taylor, Professor
Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia

My talk will include an introduction to the value and history (brief) of
the UBC Fish Collection and a more detailed introduction to some of the
fascinating evolutionary stories involving BC freshwater fishes, from
resolving cryptic species, to unisexual fishes, to hotsprings fishes.

Biographical Profile


Dr. Eric Taylor's research focuses on understanding patterns of genetic variation within and between natural populations, the processes that promote and organize such variation, and their relevance to the origins and conservation of biodiversity. Dr. Taylor is also part of the Native Fishes Research Group which focuses on ecological and genetic studies of native fish diversity and their relevance to conservation. Dr. Taylor is curator of the UBC Fish Collection and Associate Director of the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre, and a Professor in the Department of Zoology at UBC.
 
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