Columbia University Digital Knowledge Ventures Darwin, Mendel and the Diversity of Life with Don Melnick with David Helfand

In the 150 years since the time of Darwin and Mendel, biologists have built on their discoveries a detailed understanding of how the enormous diversity of species we see on Earth came to be and how species change and are changed by their environments. In this lecture, Donald J. Melnick, Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation and a professor in Columbia's departments of anthropology and biological sciences, explores the genius of these two scientists, from their influences and experiences to how their perspectives and methods shape
modern science.

Adapted from a lecture produced by Don Melnick and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.

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