Q&A: Science spouses

Rosemary and Peter Grant on this week's Kyoto Prize Symposium, spending three decades together on the Galapagos, and possible names for the potential new species they discovered

Amber Dance
Amber Dance

Amber Dance is an award-winning freelance science journalist based in Southern California. After earning a doctorate in biology, she re-trained in journalism as a way to engage her broad interest...

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Apr 21, 2010
Every winter, Daphne Major island hosts between 500 and 3,500 of Darwin's famous finches -- plus two humans. linkurl:Rosemary;https://www-dept-edit.princeton.edu/eeb/people/display_person.xml?netid=rgrant&display=Emeritus%20Professors and linkurl:Peter;http://www.princeton.edu/eeb/people/display_person.xml?netid=prgrant Grant have visited this tiny Galapagos isle annually since 1973, in earlier years with their two daughters in tow. They have tagged nearly every finch, and observed natural selection in action as the population responds to weather patterns.
Peter and Rosemary Grant

Image: Princeton University
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Denise Applewhite (2009)
The husband-and-wife research team, professors emeriti at Princeton University, were in San Diego this week for a symposium celebrating them and the other recipients of the 2009 Kyoto Prize. The nonprofit Inamori Foundation honored the Grants for their lifelong contributions to evolutionary biology.The Grants sat down with __The Scientist__ to discuss their joint career, recent discoveries, and the evolutionary questions that remain.__The Scientist__: What is it like to be a married couple that also works together?...
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The Grant's accepting their Kyoto Prizes
Image: Inamori Foundation 2009

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