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IMSA Great Minds Program - Dr. Fredric Janzen

"Climate Change and Temperature-dependent Sex Determination in Turtles"

April 4, 2013


Dr. Fredric Janzen has been a Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology at Iowa State University since 1994. Before then, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and completed postdoctoral work at the University of California-Davis. In addition to teaching, mentoring, and outreach awards and recognition, he has received the Young Investigator Prize from the American Society of Naturalists. He has also authored more than 135 scientific publications since 1986 and served on multiple editorial boards. He has conducted integrative biological research for over 25 years to connect processes working at the molecular level all the way to those operating globally and at time scales from the imminent future to the pre-dinosaur past. In particular, he has  contributed to a broader understanding of ecological, evolutionary, and genetic concepts, typically employing sex determination in reptiles as a model system. 


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