“Evolution” by Prof. Michel Raymond

“Humans have colonized extremely diverse environments, varying for example for the climate, the parasites or the diet. In these environments, specific adaptations have sometimes evolved, at the physiological, morphological or behavioural level. For example, humans have developed adaptation to altitude, to high UV and to the new diet brought by the development of farming and agriculture. Some of these examples will be presented, including a behavioural adaptation currently under study in a dangerous environment: the slope of volcanoes such as the Merapi or the Semeru. The evolution of these local adaptation will be discussed, as well as the health consequences of ignoring these local adaptation, in the current context of increased migration and mondialisation.”



Evolution has been an unanswered question since forever. Huge variance of theories surrounding this theme is just what makes it even more interesting! The 16th IPB Talks on Complexity and Sustainability Sciences: “Evolution” brings you the general lecture entitled “Local adaptations in humans” by Prof. Michel RAYMOND as Director at Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) Research, Institute of Evolutionary Sciences, University of Montpellier, France. Moderated by Dr Bambang Suryobroto from Dept. of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences IPB on Monday, Sept 24th, 2018 at 10-11 am and will be located at Rector Meeting Room (Lvl.2), Andi Hakim Nasoetion Bld., IPB Darmaga, Bogor, this talk will concentrate on how fascinating humankind capability on adapting within their surroundings.

Interested for this intriguing topic? Register beforehand at: http://bit.ly/The16thIPBTalks.


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