“Effective Evolution and Processes Affecting Evolution”

“Effective Evolution and Processes Affecting Evolution”

Please respond to one of the following discussion topics with a primary post of at least 125 words. Additionally, please make a substantive reply to a fellow student.

  • (1) Read the article by Marris (2014) on “How a few species are hacking climate change”. Based on this article, explain the difference between “phenotypic plasticity” and “genetic evolution”. When species change over time, how can we tell the difference between these two mechanisms?
  • (2) Watch the video by Carroll (2007) about the science of evolution and the field of evo-devo. Describe two things you learned from the video, and what these things teach us about evolution.
  • (3) Go to the “Evolution in your life” web page (Remerowski, 2009). Click the “Listen” button. Then select one of the short 2 minute audio clips to listen to. Describe two things you learned from the audio clip and what these things teach us about evolution.

REFERENCES:

Carroll, S. B. (2007, June 25) The science of evolution. [Video]. The New York Times. Retrieved fromhttp://nyti.ms/1hlK3uy

Marris, E. (2014, May 6) How a few species are hacking climate change. National Geographic Daily News. Retrieved from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140506-climate-change-adaptation-evolution-coral-science-butterflies/

Remerowski, G. (2009, October 26) Evolution in your life. Retrieved fromhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/evolution-your-life.html

 
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