4th Annual La Kretz Public Lecture
The La Kretz Annual Public Lecture is a free event. A sign language interpreter will be present at the lecture.
David B. Wake has been on the faculty at Berkeley since 1969. Retired from teaching since 2003, he maintains an active research program and continues as Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, an institution that he directed for nearly three decades. Wake graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and received his doctoral education at the University of Southern California.
The general question that has driven Wake’s research career is how lineages diversify at different hierarchical levels during their evolution. His emphasis has always been on amphibians, and particularly on salamanders, at a global scale. Dr. Wake has authored more than 380 scientific papers and books, many with an emphasis on the discovery of novel biodiversity. As a part of that work, he has discovered and described over 100 species that are new to science, including a dozen from California alone.
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