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Armour Seminar: Rafaela Missagia

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Free, registration required


About this event

Our weekly seminar series features speakers and their research related to the study of natural history and culture.

Join us as we welcome Rafaela Missagia as she presents The Rise of Predatory Rats: Using New Techniques to Investigate Adaptation. Rafaela is an evolutionary biologist from Brazil and centers her research on the morphological diversity of mammals and its correlation with ecological aspects. She primarily explores the themes of morphological evolution, functional morphology, and macroevolution. Currently, her work is dedicated to investigating the adaptive aspects of predatory behavior in rodents. Rafaela is also involved in promoting gender diversity in science, being one of the founders of the Women in Science group at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.

Please join us in Ward Hall on the lower level. If unable to attend in person, register to attend virtually.


This session is part of our celebration of Latinx Heritage Month and work done by Latinx staff and collaborators at the Field.

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The A. Watson Armour III Seminar Series is a weekly seminar highlighting the research of science professionals across a broad spectrum of scientific interests, disciplines, and lived experiences. This series connects the Field Museum’s research, collections, conservation, and associated community with professionals at the forefront of life, geophysical, and social sciences. Lectures are open to the public and regularly highlight or complement research conducted by Field Museum staff and affiliates.

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The Armour Seminar Committee and the Field Museum are strongly invested in the creation and maintenance of safe and inclusive spaces. To this end, we explicitly refuse to condone harassment, discrimination, or inappropriate behavior. We encourage that proposals for speakers take into account these expectations. Speakers with a known history of, or ongoing investigations of, harassment, discrimination, or other inappropriate behaviors will not be considered. We reserve the right to cancel talks if we learn of such events after an invitation is made.