Evolution for Ecology Contents

  • Introduction Evolution shines light on ecology.
  • Section One: The Importance of Evolution in Ecology Three examples demonstrate that evolution can happen rapidly enough to alter ecological interactions while we are watching. There are many more documented cases of rapid evolution.
  • Section Two: The Logic of Evolution by Natural Selection When three conditions hold, populations automatically change across generations. These conditions are broadly prevalent, making natural selection a universally applicable process.
  • Section Three: Genetics & Evolution The modern version of evolution by natural selection incorporates Mendelian genetics. Evolution can be defined as change in allele frequencies. Natural selection is not the only mechanism of evolution.
  • Section Four: Managing Resistance Understanding evolution can help us solve a practical ecological problem.