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Extinction and Radiation of Life

After a mass extinction evolution works rapidly to create new species that can fill the vacant habitats.

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Speciation and Extinction
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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.

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