Biology 11 Name: Evolution Assignment 1. State the theory of evolution. 2. What does the term “common decent” mean? 3. What role does adaptation play in “fitness” and speciation? 4. How would the concept of Natural Selection be linked to that of survival of the fittest? Use examples to explain your answer Biology 11 5. Describe, in detail, how mutations in genes can contribute to evolution. 6. What is speciation? 7. How is punctuated equilibrium related to adaptive radiation? Use examples 8. Explain what convergent evolution is and give evidence. 9. Explain what divergent evolution is and give evidence. Name: Biology 11 10. 11. Name: Describe each of the following agents of evolution (give examples if possible). a. Genetic Drift b. Gene Flow c. Non-random mating Compare and contrast Gradualism and Punctuated equilibrium 12. Diversity, in biology, means different species. Do you believe that evolution increases diversity? Explain why or why not using what you have learned so far.