Evolution plays a central role in the field of zoology, with new questions to be chased and an ever expanding field of research. In this Naturally Speaking Short, Karen Hotopp (@KarenHotopp) interviews visiting researcher Professor Walter Salzburger of the University of Basel, and asks him about his research on adaptive radiation and the colourful cichlids of the East African Great Lakes. Listen in to find out about an exciting and ever growing branch of evolutionary theory.

Neolamprologus cylindricus and Neolamprologus sexfasciatus are two species of cichlids endemic to Lake Tanganyika of Tanzania. Chris [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], via Flickr.

Neolamprologus cylindricus and Neolamprologus sexfasciatus are two species of cichlids endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Chris [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], via Flickr.

Episode 39: Evolution unwrapped: Investigating diversity Interview with Walter Salzburger

 

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Intro and outro music sampled from: “The Curtain Rises” and “Early RiserKevin MacLeod [CC BY 3.0]

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