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BIOL1120 Ch18

Chapter 18
Principles of Biology II (BIOL1120)
Dr. Fernando Alda
What is Evolution?
What is the difference between microevolutionary and macroevolutionary processes? Can you
provide examples for each one (Use concepts from Chapters 19 and 20 if necessary)?
How are Jean Baptiste Lamarck’s ideas of evolution different from Charles Darwin? Was
Lamarck right or wrong, why?
What is artificial selection and how/why is it helpful to study and understand evolution?
What is an adaption? Can you provide a/an example/s of adaption in animals or plants? What
about an adaptation in humans?
What is the definition of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection and what are the
observations that is based on? Explain them.