Our Roy Chapman Andrews Society
Distinguished Explorer 2024

Dr. Campbell-Staton

American evolutionary biologist.

Host of PBS Series Human Footprint
Host of The Biology of Superheroes Podcast

Award presentation and keynote lecture

This FREE event will be held
Friday, April 19, 2024
Time: 4:30 pm
Wilson Theater (Mayer Hall)
Beloit College

Followed by the fund-raising celebratory dinner.
Beloit College Powerhouse

Keynote Lecture:

Animal Adaptations
to a Human-Dominated World

Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton is an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. He holds a BSc in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. from Harvard. Before joining Princeton, he was a National Science Foundation Research Fellow at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and then an assistant professor at UCLA in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, working in the Institute for Society and Genetics.

Dr. Campbell-Staton’s research focuses on how humans, technology, and politics influence the evolutions of species. In his work, he seeks to identify genes and traits that allow animals to rapidly adapt to new environmental pressures. His recent research projects include the consequences of the increasing frequency of tuskless elephants in the Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, how lizard are adapting to increased heat and artificial structures across Puerto Rico, the adaptation of wolves around Chernobly to generations of radiation exposure, and reproductive adaptations in American alligators in Lake Apopka, Florida to high levels of toxins.

Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University.

An evolutionary biologist, his work focuses on evolution in the Anthropocene (the Age of Humans). Using a multitude of techniques from field biology, physiology and genomics, he seeks to understand how humans act as forces of evolution and adaptation for other species around the planet.

Additionally, Campbell-Staton is an avid science communicator. He is the host the travel/science series Human Footprint and narrator of the nature documentary series Evolution Earth, both airing on PBS.

He is also the creator and host of The Biology of Superheroes Podcast, in which he uses comic books and science fiction to explore the limits of form and function in the natural world.

Award presentation and keynote lecture

Animal Adaptations to a Human-Dominated World

This FREE event will be held
Friday, April 19, 2024
Time: 4:30 pm
Wilson Theater (Mayer Hall)
Beloit College

Followed by the fund-raising celebratory dinner.
Beloit College Powerhouse

Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton is an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. He holds a BSc in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. from Harvard. Before joining Princeton, he was a National Science Foundation Research Fellow at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and then an assistant professor at UCLA in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, working in the Institute for Society and Genetics.

Dr. Campbell-Staton’s research focuses on how humans, technology, and politics influence the evolutions of species. In his work, he seeks to identify genes and traits that allow animals to rapidly adapt to new environmental pressures. His recent research projects include the consequences of the increasing frequency of tuskless elephants in the Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, how lizard are adapting to increased heat and artificial structures across Puerto Rico, the adaptation of wolves around Chernobly to generations of radiation exposure, and reproductive adaptations in American alligators in Lake Apopka, Florida to high levels of toxins.

Celebratory Fund-raising Dinner:

At the Powerhouse
Beloit College
810 Pleasant St.
Beloit WI

A celebratory reception and dinner honoring Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton will be held immediately following the acceptance lecture.

6:30 p.m. reception
7:00 p.m. dinner

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Celebratory
Fund-raising
Dinner:

Beloit College Powerhouse
810 Pleasant St.
Beloit WI

A celebratory reception and dinner honoring Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton will be held immediately following the acceptance lecture.

6:30 p.m. reception
7:00 p.m. dinner

The Roy Chapman Andrews Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. To comply with the IRS requirements regarding charitable donations for contributions/donations in excess of any value of property or services, your payment is considered a tax-deductible donation.

Take advantage of membership pricing and benefits.
Join or renew first.

You can see more of Dr. Campbell-Staton’s work
The Six-Part PBS Documentary Series HUMAN FOOTPRINT.

From the HUMAN FOOTPRINT description on pbs.org:

Each episode of HUMAN FOOTPRINT is built on a foundation of science, but the biggest lessons are about human nature. The series is not a “doom and gloom” tale of human villainy. Instead, it is an honest reckoning with our vast footprint and our species’ singular history of transforming the planet.

You can see more of Dr. Campbell-Staton’s work
The Six-Part PBS Documentary Series HUMAN FOOTPRINT.

From the HUMAN FOOTPRINT description on pbs.org:

Each episode of HUMAN FOOTPRINT is built on a foundation of science, but the biggest lessons are about human nature. The series is not a “doom and gloom” tale of human villainy. Instead, it is an honest reckoning with our vast footprint and our species’ singular history of transforming the planet.

Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton, website

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Greg & Kimberly Carter
Sara Appelbee
Larry & Karen Arft
Robert Atwater
Ann Bausum
Carol Mankiewicz & Carl Mendelson
Lonnie Carrier
Joe & Ingrid Chamberlain
Jo & Scott Christofferson
Nancy Clark-Mather
Kelly Cluer
Annabelle Collins
Philip Currie
Gary & Vicki Dencker
Rick Dexter
John & Michele Erikson
Shannon Fie
Matt & Anne Forbeck
Jane E. Fossum Fossum
Jamison & Sherry Geiger
Charles & Prudy Harker
Tom & Marline Holmes
Steven & Mary Howland
Jim & Donna Spude
Eva Koppelhus
Curt & Barb Lansbery
Tom & Aara Lasse
Steve Lekson
Bill Green Linda Forman
Elizabeth Magnus
Bill Mathis
Frank & Jean Marie McKearn
Jeannie & Jim Rippl
Joe & Dawn Stadelman
Jerry & Connie Sveum
Gail Taylor
Gene & Connie Van Galder
Frances Vavrus
Tom & Mim Warren
Paul & Fern Wheeless