Tag: evolution

Visualizing evolution in action: Dynamic fitness landscapes

Fitness landscapes were invented by Sewall Wright in 1932. They map fitness, or reproductive success, of individual organisms as a function of genotype or phenotype. Organisms with higher fitness have a higher chance of reproducing, and populations therefore tend to

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Visualizing evolution in action: Density-dependence and sympatric speciation

Fitness landscapes were invented by Sewall Wright in 1932. They map fitness, or reproductive success, of individual organisms as a function of genotype or phenotype. Organisms with higher fitness have a higher chance of reproducing, and populations therefore tend to

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Visualizing evolution in action: Survival of the flattest

Fitness landscapes were invented by Sewall Wright in 1932. They map fitness, or reproductive success, of individual organisms as a function of genotype or phenotype. Organisms with higher fitness have a higher chance of reproducing, and populations therefore tend to

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Discussing evolution on reddit: Interview with Bjørn Østman

As a followup to my previous blog post about using reddit AMAs as a form of science outreach, I thought it’d be helpful to interview a few scientists who are already doing science outreach on reddit and discuss their experiences.

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Evolving ecosystems can change more than previously thought

For decades, whenever ecology researchers used computer models to study how ecosystems change over time, they often assumed that the species in any given ecosystem are more-or-less fixed. The abundances of each species may change over time — and some

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How and why do animals evolve grouping behavior?

In the concluding remarks of their book Living in Groups, Jens Krause and Graeme Ruxton highlighted “understanding how and why animals evolve grouping behavior” as one of the major topics in animal grouping behavior research that would benefit from further

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Neuroevolution: an alternative route to Artificial Intelligence

If you were to ask a random person what the best example of Artificial Intelligence is out there, what do you think it would be? Most likely, it would be IBM’s Watson. In a stunning display of knowledge and accuracy,

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