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
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