You Describe Your Own Examples of Selection
Please choose a species of organism that you have personally observed and explain how it may have developed its outstanding structural, behavioral, or physiological adaptations.
Choose only one adaptation that that population has. Please do the following:
- explain what the advantages of having the trait are to the population and
- explain how Darwin would have described its development using his 5 ideas of evolution.
- Please classify the type of change as directional, stabilizing, or disruptive selection and explain why.
- Post your ideas on our class bulletin board under "Evolution."
The instructor will give the URL address of the class bulletin board. For instructors wishing to set one up, http://www.server.com allows you to make a free discussion board. Students, I suggest that you do your writing in a word processor and copy it into the bulletin board when you post
When you find your topic, post the organism and the adaptation that you have chosen. When you have finished your writing in a word processor, "reply" to your previous posting and copy and paste your word processor text into it.