February 24, 2019 12:16:02 AM
Biologist Travis Hagey will discuss his work on geckos and animal performance Thursday, Feb. 28, as part of the Forum Series hosted by Mississippi University for Women's Gordy Honors College.
Hagey's research focuses on the biomechanics, evolution and ecology of gecko lizards, with special attention to their adhesive toes, and more generally how animal performance works and why animals are built the way they are.
He will also discuss his science education outreach to local K-12 students, museums and the general public.
Hagey has performed fieldwork in desert and tropical environments across and outside the United States and has published numerous studies of gecko species and how bio-engineering and evolution combine to adapt animals to their environments.
Before coming to The W as an assistant professor of biology in 2018, he was a science communication postdoctoral fellow at the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action at Michigan State University.
The event begins at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium on The W campus and is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact [email protected]