Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North Carolina. He explores how deep sea animals survive on the meager food supply that drifts to the sea floor--and how that affects their ecology and evolution. December 15, 2009.
American Scientist Pizza Lunches are informal lectures where scientists present new research to an audience of non-scientists. The talks are hosted at the headquarters of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, publisher of American Scientist magazine, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Originally intended to help inform local science communicators about current and controversial topics, the Pizza Lunch talks are now available to anyone online, and new talks are posted periodically during the academic year.