Science Pub: The Art and Science of Taxonomy
Join Dr. Michael Caterino, as he engages attendees on the many species that have been named for an array of famous and infamous personalities; and shares the challenges scientists are facing in gaining knowledge about biodiversity.
When: Monday, July 22, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: 21+
“The Art and Science of Taxonomy”
Dr. Michael Caterino
Curator of Entomology – Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Naming organisms is as essential to modern science as it was to Linnean-era biologists of the 1700s. In the race to document biodiversity before the modern world takes too big a toll, biologists are discovering species at an unprecedented rate, and all these new species need names!
While the rules for naming seem strict and stodgy to many scientists--taxonomists, those responsible for naming species, have taken some remarkable, hilarious, and downright questionable liberties.
A program of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. FREE. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Event posted May 20, 2013
Last updated May 20, 2013