Holland lecture: Advancing marine conservation in the most amazing place you've probably never heard of

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dr. Paul Barber—an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles—will present this year's James P. Holland Memorial Lecture. His talk is scheduled on Monday, October 21, at 4pm, in Myers Hall 130.  The title of Barber's talk is "Advancing Marine Conservation in the Most Amazing Place You've Probably Never Heard of."

Dr. Barber's research uses the tools of molecular genetics to study the ecology and evolutionary biology of marine life in the species-rich Indo-West Pacific, known as the "Amazon of the seas." Recent projects explore how currents and other physical features shape dispersal and speciation patterns in multiple taxa including bacteria, crustaceans, molluscs, and fish. Dr. Barber's research group is also active in applying their basic science findings to marine conservation in the waters of the Coral Triangle.


Tip:  click on the Barber website and then the Barber Lab Quartet—a big treat!  Marine Evolutionary Biology taught via an enjoyable musical video.


The James P. Holland Memorial Lecture Series was created in 2000 to honor the memory of one of the most beloved faculty members on the Bloomington campus, Professor James Holland (1934-1998). Holland had a passion for teaching that earned him virtually every teaching award offered on campus, including the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching. The lecture series honors his legacy and is designed to bring awareness of and support to diversity in the life sciences.

Dr. Barber's lecture is sponsored by:

  • Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
  • Office of the Provost
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Research
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Department of Biology and its National Institutes of Health Graduate Training Grant
  • Medical Sciences Program