BIOL202 - Study Guide - Lecture 14 - Darwin and His Theory of Descent with Modification II (Environm

BIOL202 - Study Guide - Lecture 14 - Darwin and His Theory of Descent with Modification II (Environm

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STUDY GUIDE: LECTURE 14 FURTHER NOTES ON “DESCENT WITH MODIFICATION”: CHANGE IN THE ENVIRONMENT I am almost convinced (quite contrary to the opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing to a murder) . ...immutable. Charles Darwin (1844, in a letter to the botanist, J. D. Hooker) TEXT READING: No new reading for this lecture SUPPLEMENTAL READING : Jablonski, N.G. and C. Chaplin. 2003. Skin deep [evolution of human skin colour]. Scientific American 13 (2): 72-79. (posted on course website) WEBSITES (links on course website) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/07/1/l_071_01.html Watch this brief video on the discovery of one of the most important ancestor to humans, Australopithecus afarensis. TERMINOLOGY : melanin continental drift Pangaea packrat midden / fecal pellet microevolutionary change vs. macroevolutionary change QUESTIONS : 1. State the two basic ways that a population of some organism can experience a “change in its environment.” 2. Picture in your mind the population of tulip trees which you encountered at Oregon Ridge Park. List TWO potential long-term changes in this species’ biotic
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BIOL202 - Study Guide - Lecture 14 - Darwin and His Theory of Descent with Modification II (Environm

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