Professors David N. Reznick and Joseph Travis explain different mechanisms of evolution. Using scientific jargon, they discuss recent research studies and the implications of their findings for the scientific community. Using the three-spined stickleback fish as an example, they offer a fascinating lesson about both the biology of organisms and the tools scientists use to test their hypotheses. getAbstract recommends this article to readers interested in the mechanics of evolution.
In this summary, you will learn
- How different selection forces of evolution work,
- How scientists conduct experiments to study natural selection and
- Which conditions may influence the survival of organisms.
About the Authors
David N. Reznick is professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, University of California. Joseph Travis is professor in the Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.