Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Beth Shapiro

We can’t bring the dodo bird back, says Beth Shapiro (with the head of the most complete specimen, below), but we can learn from their remains. Beth Shapiro is an evolutionary biologist. She focuses on tracing the population history of recently extinct (e.g., mammoth, dodo) or threatened species (e.g., bison, polar bears). She is a MacArthur Genius.

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