November 18th, Ruben Tovar
The world beneath your feet: a salamander’s perspective
**Please note date change!**
Please note that for this event, both the lecture and Q&A will be live and recorded.
Living in caves can be difficult for animals. Without light and little prey, it’s easy to wonder: how do cave-adapted animals survive and thrive in such extreme habitats? Join us as we dive into the dark depths of Texas’s aquifers to explore the diverse salamanders that live under our feet. Using cutting edge techniques, we will learn how differences in Eurycea salamander development might lead to the evolution of bizarre cave characteristics, like small eyes, flattened heads, and longer limbs, and how these subterranean aliens offer a window into the health of Texas aquifer ecosystems.
Science Under the Stars has gone virtual! This semester all SUTS activities will be online, but we encourage you to participate outdoors under the stars in your backyard! (If wifi allows for it, of course.) This month’s schedule is as follows:
- November 10th: Links to the kids activities will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
- November 18th, 7:00pm CST: Live online lecture and Q&A with the speaker! Please note, you must have a Zoom account to access the talk. You can get a free account on Zoom’s website.
Zoom info: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/99900698815
Meeting ID: 999 0069 8815
Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series based in Austin, Texas.