MARQUETTE - The next topic in the Biology Seminar Series at Northern Michigan University will be on "Charles Bonnet of Geneva: An Eighteenth Century Naturalist," presented by Yves Turgeon, NMU psychology post-doctoral teaching fellow, in collaboration with Harry Whitaker, psychology department head.
The presentation will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, in room 2204 New Science. The public is invited to attend.
Bonnet discovered parthenogenesis in aphids in 1740. He also studied respiration in caterpillars and butterflies and the anatomy of tapeworms. His botany research included studying the structure and function of leaves. Bonnet's ideas on evolution anticipated the works of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin.