The Evenings at Whitney speaker for this month is Dr. Greta Binford, an associate professor of biology at Lewis & Clark College. The topic of her lecture is “How The Brown Recluse Got Its’ Bite”. Her current focus is on the toxic brown recluse and its’ relatives and how spiders play key roles in our ecosystems as predators of insects and how evolution over the last 400 million years has resulted in enormous diversity of predatory tactics, including web and venom use, and has generated phenomenal diversity of venom chemistry.
The Evenings at Whitney are a series of public lectures on current science topics or ongoing research at the Whitney Lab that brings experts in their field to our region. Lectures are presented the first or second Thursday of each month, September through May. You can find more information about the Whitney Lab at the website.
Lectures are free and open to the public. There is no charge for parking and reservations are not necessary.