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Abstract Details (PID = F304)
Title:FS: How Many Forms of Life Are There Anyway? (F304)
Description:NASA's ongoing search for life throughout the cosmos assumes that we know how many types of life exist on earth - but do we? Living in the narrow confines of the here and now, we face a real challenge in imagining the work of evolution over vast expanses of time. Nor is it easy to wrap our thoughts around the basic dynamic processes that led to the breathtaking diversity of life on earth today. Now you may wonder how one could possibly reconstruct a family tree of all life, going back to its very beginnings. Amazingly, we actually do know much of it now, based on the revolutionary work begun more than 50 years ago by Carl R. Woese, a Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This presentation will investigate and simplify the key approaches and findings of his research, which literally redesigned and newly envisioned the family tree of life on earth as a baseline from which to launch the search for life throughout the universe. [Materials on the Conference Share] [Intendend Audience: Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Sciences]
Subject:Conf Theme: Earth & Space Science
Intended Audience:Unit (K-12)
Aligned with NGSS:No
NGSS Level:Not Applicable - Not an NGSS Related Presentation
Type of Presentation:Lecture - Presenter(s) will primarily present information via a lecture, PowerPoint, video, etc.
Primary Presenter Detail
Presenter - 1 / Title:Prof. Bruce W. Fouke, Geology, Microbiology, Genomics
School/Organization:UIUC
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Schedule Details
Room:260
Day:Mon
Time:8:30 AM
Length:50 min
Room Setup:Classrm - Tier / 84 people