Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour - Voyage of Darwin’s Beagle

March 25th, 2010

Recently, on Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour, I spoke with Karen James of the Natural History Museum in London, UK. She’s a biologist working on several interesting and interrelated projects.

First, at the Natural History Museum, she works as a botanist and has been involved in an international effort to develop a genetic bar-coding process for plants. She is also responsible for their Darwin research memorabilia… i.e. specimens that Darwin collected while traveling to the Galapagos and back, like the Floreana mockingbirds, which were massively important in the development of Darwin’s great idea.

Additionally, she is the science director for the Beagle Project, whose aim is to build a replica of the HMS Beagle and sail it as a research vessel to the Galapagos.

You can hear all about it here. Or, watch it here…

The world is lucky to have such vibrant scientists as Dr. James.


One Response to “Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour - Voyage of Darwin’s Beagle”

  1. Karen James on March 28, 2010 6:10 am

    Oh my goodness - that is quite a compliment - thank you!

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