Darwin’s Transatlantic Lice

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An invited talk as part of the Darwin series for Nature Live at the Natural History Museum, London. Given on December 11, 2008.

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  • Darwin’s Transatlantic Lice

    1. 1. Da r win’s T r a ns a t la nt ic Lic e Vincent S. Smith
    2. 2. Da r win on Lic e
    3. 3. Lic e - s pe c ia lis t pa r a s it e s
    4. 4. A d a pt a t ion
    5. 5. Da r win’s que s t ion
    6. 6. Lous e E volut ion
    7. 7. Co- e volut ion
    8. 8. Co- s pe c ia t ion Co-speciation
    9. 9. Pr ima t e Lic e
    10. 10. H uma n Lic e
    11. 11. Pr ima t e Lic e
    12. 12. Pr ima t e s ?
    13. 13. Co- e volut ion ? 1.2 My Time 5.4 My 8.8 My
    14. 14. Re c e nt H uma n E volut ion Europe Africa Asia Americas 0 Age (million years ago) 1.0 2.0
    15. 15. S wit c h ing h os t s
    16. 16. “A r c h a ic ” a nd mod e r n h uma ns ma d e c ont a c t
    17. 17. T h e Lous e F a mily T r e e T h e n a nd now… 242 species (1844) Birds Mammals
    18. 18. T h e Lous e F a mily T r e e T h e n a nd now… 4,947 species (2008) Birds Mammals
    19. 19. T h e Lous e F a mily T r e e T h e n a nd now… 4,947 species (2008) Birds Mammals
    20. 20. Ga la pa g os M oc k ing b ir d s
    21. 21. M oc k ing b ir d Pa r a s it e s
    22. 22. Compa r ing f a mily t r e e s Mockingbirds Islands Lice Mites
    23. 23. Questions?

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