Fall Emeriti Lecture with Burney Leboeuf

Seal Supermoms Reign by Burney Leboeuf, Professor Emeritus of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.

November 12, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Music Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz
Free and open to the public

Individuals that generate the most progeny that reproduce shape future generations.  So, monitoring the winners and losers in reproductive competition is important.  This presentation highlights the lifetime reproductive success of over 7,000 female elephant seals monitored over a 50-year period at the Año Nuevo rookery.  This long-term study shows that a few long-lived, multiparous females outproduce the majority of females and exert the greatest influence on the next generation. How these supermoms prevail is discussed.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Music Center Recital Hall
400 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


Academic, Research


Free and open to the public

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is this talk going to be live streamed on line?