Chapter+14 - mechanism for evolution 2 Describe evidence...

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Chapter 14 Principles of Evolution The learning goals listed below are the broad concepts you should understand for this chapter. The learning outcomes list the concepts you should know or the things you should be able to do at the end of this unit. Some of the learning outcomes will be covered in class and the remainder you should achieve through reading, studying, and homework. Learning Goals and Intended Outcomes Learning Goal Learning Outcome(s) 1. Recall the historical development of evolutionary thought. 1. Define key terms in evolution. (p.283 of text) 2. Know the role of each of the following individuals in development of our current understanding of evolution: Comte de Buffon, James Hutton, Jean Baptiste Lamarck, Georges Cuvier, William Smith, Charles Lyle, Charles Darwin, Alfred Wallace, Thomas Malthus 3. Describe how Darwin’s voyage on the H. M. S. Beagle influenced his idea of natural selection as a
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Unformatted text preview: mechanism for evolution. 2. Describe evidence that demonstrates evolution has occurred. 1. Explain how the distribution and the structure of fossils support the concept that life has change over time. 2. Describe how biogeography provides evidence that evolution has occurred. 3. Describe the specific types of comparative anatomy that provide evidence that evolution has occurred. 4. Describe comparative embryology. 5. Recognize the significance of molecular similarity as evidence of evolutionary relationships. 3. Explain how natural selection works. 1.List the 4 postulates about populations that are the basis for natural selection. 2. Explain the concept of differential reproductive success. 3. Explain the concept of an organism’s fitness. 4. Describe examples of evolution by natural selection. 5. Recognize that populations evolve, not individuals....
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