Prof. Robert A.D. Cameron (Great Britain) 19.03.2018

Poznań Univeristy of Life Sciences and The City of Poznań wish to invite you to the open lecture delivered by Professor Robert A.D. Cameron from the Univeristy of Sheffield (UK). The lecture (provided in English) entitled "Slugs and Snails: a SLIMY success story" will be held on March 19th, 2018 (Monday) at 1 p.m. at the Gawęcki Collegium, Wołyńska 33 in Poznań.

Professor Robert Cameron developed his interest in snails as a student at the University of Oxford. His PhD involved the well-known shell polymorphism in Cepaea snails, and that has remained a core interest, leading to participation in the Evolution MegaLab project in 2009, one of the greatest example of the citizen sciences project. Starting in Portsmouth, his career has been mainly in Adult Education at Birmingham and Sheffield Universities. The biogeography and ecology of land snails have remained a focus throughout his career and beyond, taking him frequently to eastern and central Europe as well as to Australia, Canada, Greece, Madeira and the Azores. He has just published Slugs and Snails (2016), a book for the general reader. He has also produced keys to the British species, and he is the author or co-author of more than 140 papers on snails.

Professor Cameron will also deliver lectures dedicated to students and scientists: "Shell polymorphimsms in snails: what they tell us about evolution" and "Land mollucs communities and how to understand them".

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