Describes how species die out, and how new ones evolve to fill the vacant niches.
Describes how species die out and how new ones evolve to fill the vacant niches.
Paul Andersen details the evolutionary processes of speciation and extinction. Stickleback evolution in Lake Loberg is used as example of rapid speciation. Adaptive radiation is illustrated using the Hawaiian honeycreeper. A brief discussion of extinctions and mass extinctions is also included.
Learn about mass extinction by following Kasey-Dee Gardner in her quest to find out more about extinction.
Students explore various hypotheses concerning the extinction of the woolly mammoth.
Quiz about extinction and radiation of life. Includes information about how adaptation and mutation help species live on.
Reviews how species die out and how new ones evolve to fill the vacant niches.
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Students will compare optimal characteristics for long-term survival with optimal characteristics for survival of a mass extinction by looking at data from the past; students will use this background research to analyze the possibility of a modern day mass extinction.
Scientists will some day be able to clone extinct animals. A park of Pleistocene megafauna might be a reality someday.
The Permian mass extinction was the biggest in Earth history. Scientists do not know what caused it but there are several possibilities.
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