Professor Sean Carroll Keynotes 2018 Bioscience Day

Professor Sean B. Carroll gave the Dr. Erik B. & Mrs. Joyce D.C. Young Lecture at UMD's 2018 Bioscience Day. He spoke about "The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Nature Works, and Why It Matters."

Everything in nature is regulated--from the numbers of vital molecules in our bloodstream to the number of lions on an African savanna. Over the past 50 years, two revolutions have unfolded in biology in understanding the regulation of life at these two scales. Carroll discusses the discovery of the "The Serengeti Rules," the ecological rules that regulate the numbers and kinds of animals and plants in any given place, and how they are being applied to restore some of the greatest wildernesses on the planet.