Director, Center for Conservation Research and Training
and Professor of Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
From one ancestral species of fly that blew ashore on the remote islands of Hawaii, more than 800 species have evolved. Kenneth Kaneshiro explores the ways that sexual selection has shaped the evolution of Drosophila diversity in Hawaii. Visitors to the museum exhibit play fly karaoke to imitate fly courtship songs, view specimens to see the flies’ remarkable features, and learn what drives the remarkable diversity of this group.
Explore Dr. Kaneshiro's web page.
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