Friday, February 1, 2008

Size Matters - a pre-Valentine's Day Café Scientifique

80BDC612-24B0-41EA-AA68-BEB3034D6D19.jpgFollowing up on last month's interesting discussion of sex, sex determination, and sexual genders by Fred Schreiber, we have pre-Valentine's Day special coming up in the Central Valley Café Scientifique meeting on Monday, February 4, 2008:

Size matters: a tale of male mating strategies in nonhuman primates

Dr. Kaberi Kar Gupta

Monday, February 4, 2008, 6:30-8:30 PM

Lucy's Lair

10063 N Maple Ave,
Fresno, CA 93730
(559) 433-9775
How do you choose your mate? – is a basic question for all primates including humans. Who are successful in finding mates? Should a female prefer a large bodied, stronger male or a male with better territory? How do males choose their mates? In this pre-Valentine’s Day special Dr. Kar-Gupta will guide us through the biological and evolutionary implications of mating in primates, and how that in turn plays a major role in regulating relationships within primate social groups. To round off the talk, she will present her own studies of the mating strategies of male slender lorises in the wild. The slender loris is an endangered nocturnal primate (cousin to the bushbaby) that is endemic to south Asia
If you are in the Fresno-Clovis area and looking for something to do of a Monday evening, join us for what promises to be a fun evening!



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