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3:38 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Carl Zimmer On Humans As An Engine of Evolutionary Change

Carl Zimmer at Arnold Arboretum
Carl Zimmer
Credit Alison Bruzek / WGBH

Taped by WGBH Forum Network, science journalist Carl Zimmer visited Arnold Arboretum to talk about how humans are driving evolutionary changes in animals.

Using the classic example of how a species of moth can be driven to change color based on the level of pollution in an area, Zimmer explains how humans can actually cause changes in other species.  From mice in urban parks to birds with varying beaks, Zimmer lays out why these findings are important and what they mean for the next era of life.

This talk took place on March 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.