NOW is the time to form study groups! Don’t forget to come to office hours if you have questions. NATS 104 Human Variation in the Modern World By the end of Week 1 you should… Each week builds on the previous material so there will be topics that cross over more than one week. Be able to discuss the theory of evolution by natural selection (continued from Week One) A Clarify what Darwin and Wallace’s theory explained and did not explain (focus on diversity, adaptations, and inheritance). a How do the examples of peppered moths in northern England, the Grant's study of finches on Daphne Major Island in the Galápagos and examples from humming birds demonstrate the four processes of natural selection? a How do fitness and existing variation relate to each of the above examples. In which environment did dark colored moths have the highest fitness? In which environment do finches with the biggest beaks have the highest fitness? Why? How? Be able to discuss evolution in terms of small scale changes – microevolution
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