We are excited to announce that Associate Professor Paul Barber, from the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will give the fourteenth James P. Holland Memorial Lecture. His talk is scheduled on Monday, October 21, at 4PM, in Myers Hall 130, located at 915 E. 3rd St. on the Bloomington campus. The title of Barber’s talk is “Advancing Marine Conservation in the Most Amazing Place You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.” Dr. Barber’s research uses the tools of molecular genetics to study the ecology and evolutionary biology of marine life in the species-rich Indo-West Pacific, known as the “Amazon of the Seas.” Recent projects explore how currents and other physical features shape dispersal and speciation patterns in multiple taxa including bacteria, crustaceans, molluscs, and fish. Dr. Barber’s research group is also active in applying their basic science findings to marine conservation in the waters of the Coral Triangle. We believe that Dr. Barber’s presentation will be of interest to a wide audience. To learn more, you can visit Dr. Barber’s Website.