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Evolutionary Biology

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For a complete explanation of evolutionary processes, browse "Understanding Evolution," at the University of Berkeley.

Did you know ...Alfred Russell Wallace developed his own theory of evolution by natural selection at the same time Charles Darwin did; but Because of the popularity of Darwin's book, On the Origin of Species, most people associate his name.with the theory, rather than Wallace's. Click here to learn more about Darwin and Wallace.


A video about the major branchings in the tree of life. Try the online interactive features!

Did you know ...Many people still confuse Lamarckian ideas of "derived traits" with Darwin's ideas of natural selection. Learn more about Lamarck's theory here.

Did you know ...In biology, "fitness" dscribes an organism's ability to survive and reproduce. Sometimes, however, the needs of survival and the nees of reproduction are at odds with on another. Learn how in the Sex and the Single Guppy interactive!

Did you know ...Fossils are just one of the ways we study evolution. Modern studies of genetics and embryology fill in details that Darwin predicted, but had no way to prove. Watch NOVA: What Darwin Never Knew to learn more!

Evolution: Great Transformations from PBS

Check out the PBS Evolution Website for videos, articles, and interactive actiities!

View the tetrapod branch of the tree of life (incuding humans!) at OneZoom.

Darwin developed much of his theory of natural selection based on observations he made during his around-th-world voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle. Some of his major observations were made on the Galapagos Islands, off the west coast of South America. Take an interactive tour of the Galapogos Islands

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Read about the history of life on Earth at New Scientist.

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