Learn about Michigan vernal pool gene thieves at the
Southeast Michigan Regional Members' Meeting

on February 22 in Bloomfield Hills

Join MNA at the Southeast Michigan Regional Members' Meeting for refreshments, an insider's look at MNA's plans for the coming year, and the opportunity to chat with staff and Trustees.


Special Guest Speaker
Dr. Katherine Greenwald
Michigan's Amazing Vernal Pool "Gene Thieves": Unisexual (All-Female) Ambystoma Salamanders

Dr. Greenwald is an Associate Professor of Biology at Eastern Michigan University, whose research focuses on molecular ecology and conservation biology. Her fascinating presentation explores how unisexual salamanders (all female) reproduce by "stealing" sperm from other salamanders resulting in unusual genome combinations. This unique mode of reproduction, known as kleptogenesis, likely originated 5 million years ago. Dr. Greenwald's current research focuses on the ecological consequences and conservation implications of this complex system.


Please Join Us:
Saturday, February 22
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Village Club
190 East Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Attendance is FREE, but an RSVP is required! Contact Lauren Ross by February 14 to sign up:
lross@michigannature.org or (866) 223-2231