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Diversity and Evolution of Coral Reef Fishes
Dr. Luiz Rocha
Assistant Curator. Ichthyology California Academy of Science
Tuesday, January 24th 7:00 pm
Please join us in welcoming one of the Academy’s newest curators as Dr. Luiz Rocha joins the Academy as an assistant curator on the Ichthyology team in the research division. A native of Brazil, Dr. Rocha’s research interests center on the evolution, biogeography, and ecology of coral reef fishes. His overarching goal is to understand what drives the extremely high biodiversity found in tropical reefs. He has embarked on numerous expeditions around the world, including the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Polynesia, Micronesia, the Caribbean, South America, and Africa. His field work in Sao Tome was covered by National Geographic in 2008, and he appeared in a Science Channel documentary in 2009 discussing the effects of radiation at Bikini Atoll.
Reservations:Adults $12, Seniors $10, Academy Members: Free. Seating is limited. Please reserve a space online or over the phone at 415-379-8000