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Lizard Love - The UCSB Current


The UCSB Current
“Understanding animals' movement patterns and the encounters they bring about is a key step in characterizing a population's mating system and essential for determining how behavior both facilitates and is subject to sexual selection,” explained Kamath ...

Losing Biodiversity Could Lead to “Extinction Cascades” - Futurism


Futurism
Human expansion, destruction of natural habitats, pollution, and climate change have all led to biodiversity levels that are considered below the “safe” threshold for global ecosystems. And the consequences of biodiversity loss aren't just about the ...

Wild fur and natural medicinals of the Appalachians - Pocahontas Times


Pocahontas Times
Dove is extremely knowledgeable about all harvestable and marketable flora and fauna of the area. No matter what is unpacked and unwrapped before him – giant mushrooms, dried roots, deer hides or luxuriant furs – Dove can instantly recognize what he's ...

Natural Selection

La Habra - United States

Chapter four of Charles Darwin's, The Origin of Species.

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Natural Selection
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A gateway to quality, evaluated Internet resources in the natural world co-ordinated by The Natural History Museum, London.

Wikipedia: Natural Selection
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Hyperlinked article about the primary mechanism within the scientific theory of evolution.

Natural Selection in a Bottle
United States

Studies selection on the norm of reaction of age at first reproduction in a laboratory population of Drosophila melanogaster.

In Our Time: Lamarck and Natural Selection
United Kingdom

BBC Radio 4 discussion of Lamark's important contribution to the development of evolutionary theory.

Zen Philosophy and Adaptation via Natural Selection
United States

Article by Vaclav Petr on this subject.

United States

Examines how the process of natural selection works and what evidence do we have for local adaptation.

Evolution at NYU: Natural Selection and Adaptation
United States

Provides examples of adaptive features and discusses levels of selection.

Evolution Library: Adaptation and Natural Selection
United States

Includes books, articles, and links that explore various aspects of these pivotal interrelated concepts.

Sexual Selection
United States

Female birds of some species tend to choose as mates those males holding the most desirable territories, but there is little evidence that females preferentially select males with different degrees of ornamentation.

Sexual Selection in Bowerbirds
United States

Research at the Borgia Lab concentrates on understanding the evolution of the complex sexual male displays in the Satin Bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus.