Join the campus-wide book club and read: "Darwin Comes to Town"

Published on
September 24, 2018

On the Same Page continues. This fall we're reading "Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution". Author Menno Schilthuizen will give a presentation about his book on 25 October.

Prof. Dr. M. (Menno) Schilthuizen, is a Dutch evolutionary biologist and a senior researcher at Naturalis Biodiversity Center. He holds a professorship at Leiden University, and a research associateship at the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. He has published numerous articles about evolution and ecology and four popular science books.

"Menno Schilthuizen is one of a growing number of 'urban ecologists' studying how our manmade environments are accelerating and changing the evolution of the animals and plants around us. In Darwin Comes to Town, he takes us around the world for an up-close look at just how stunningly flexible and swift-moving natural selection can be." (Book review on

This is the second event organised by the campus-wide book club On the Same Page. After the presentation on 25 October, Prof. Schilthuizen will answer questions and sign books.

Copies of the book can be loaned from Forum Library. 

Date: 25 October 2018

Place: Impulse Speaker's Corner

Time: 17.30


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