Director, Arnold Arboretum
Professor Friedman will speak on Darwin and the origin of flowering plants. As he noted on the Arnold Arboretum’s Web site: “Charles Darwin spent a lifetime studying the big questions of evolutionary biology, and he was baffled by the origin of flowering plants. Recent advances in the fossil record offer clues to understanding what these plants looked like, where they lived, and how they reproduced. We will explore what Darwin termed ‘the abominable mystery.'”
Ned Friedman is Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University.
This event is co-sponsored by the Newton Conservators and the Newton Tree Conservancy.