Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin - for their environment. Galapagos Islands...

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Charles Darwin Father of THEORY of Evolution
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Who is Charles Darwin? * Most commonly known as the father of the theory of evolution. * Lived from 1809 to 1892 * Thoughts formed the basis for science’s current thinking about where the diversity of organisms came from. * Major explorations took place between 1831-1836
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Route of the H.M.S Beagle
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Galapagos Islands Islands off the coast of South America. It was explorations off of these islands where Darwin begins to form his ideas about how diversity on our planet came about. He sees how well suited organisms are
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Unformatted text preview: for their environment. Galapagos Islands Galapagos Islands Tortoise on Hood Island Tortoise on Isabella Island Finches * Darwin studied the different types of finches that were found on the different Galapagos Islands. * Each finch seemed to be perfectly fitted for the environment of the island. * Especially with its beak. Darwin’s Finches Darwin’s Finches ADAPTIVE RADIATION Adaptive Radiation Rapid change from one species into many species to fill specific niches in an ecosystem....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course BIO 110 taught by Professor Harmon during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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