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EVOLUTION:

EVOLUTION Chapter 15

Charles Darwin:

Charles Darwin

Question for Thought:

Question for Thought Earth has millions of other kinds of organisms of every imaginable shape, size, and habitat. This variety of living things is called biological diversity . How did all these different organisms arise? How are they related ?

In your own words, describe what YOU think the theory of evolution means…:

In your own words, describe what YOU think the theory of evolution means…

Darwin’s Theory of Evolution:

Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Evolution , or change over time, is the process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient organisms. A scientific theory is a well-supported testable explanation of phenomena that have occurred in the natural world.

How do you think Darwin came up with his theory?:

How do you think Darwin came up with his theory?

Voyage of the Beagle:

Voyage of the Beagle

Voyage of Beagle:

Voyage of Beagle Dates: February 12th, 1831 Captain: Charles Darwin Ship : H.M.S. Beagle Destination: Voyage around the world. Findings: evidence to propose a revolutionary hypothesis about how life changes over time

Patterns of Diversity:

Patterns of Diversity Darwin visited Argentina and Australia which had similar grassland ecosystems. those grasslands were inhabited by very different animals. neither Argentina nor Australia was home to the sorts of animals that lived in European grasslands.

Patterns of Diversity:

Patterns of Diversity Darwin posed challenging questions. Why were there no rabbits in Australia, despite the presence of habitats that seemed perfect for them? Why were there no kangaroos in England?

Living Organisms and Fossils:

Living Organisms and Fossils Darwin collected the preserved remains of ancient organisms, called fossils . Some of those fossils resembled organisms that were still alive today.

Living Organisms and Fossils:

Living Organisms and Fossils Others looked completely unlike any creature he had ever seen. As Darwin studied fossils, new questions arose. Why had so many of these species disappeared? How were they related to living species?

Fossils:

Fossils

The Galapagos Island:

The Galapagos Island The smallest, lowest islands were hot, dry, and nearly barren-Hood Island-sparse vegetation The higher islands had greater rainfall and a different assortment of plants and animals-Isabela- Island had rich vegetation .

The Galapagos Island:

The Galapagos Island Darwin was fascinated in particular by the land tortoises and marine iguanas in the Galápagos. Giant tortoises varied in predictable ways from one island to another. The shape of a tortoise's shell could be used to identify which island a particular tortoise inhabited.

Animals found in the Galapagos:

Animals found in the Galapagos Land Tortoises Darwin Finches Blue-Footed Booby Marine Iguanas

Animals:

Animals

The Journey Home:

The Journey Home Darwin Observed that characteristics of many plants and animals vary greatly among the islands Hypothesis: Separate species may have arose from an original ancestor

Ideas that shaped Darwin’s Thinking:

Ideas that shaped Darwin’s Thinking James Hutton: 1795 Theory of Geological change Forces change earth’s surface shape Changes are slow Earth much older than thousands of years

Ideas that Shaped Darwin’s Thinking:

Ideas that Shaped Darwin’s Thinking Charles Lyell Book: Principles of Geography Geographical features can be built up or torn down Darwin thought if earth changed over time, what about life?

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Lamarck

Lamarck’s Theory of Evolution:

Lamarck’s Theory of Evolution Tendency toward Perfection(Giraffe necks) Use and Disuse (bird’s using forearms) Inheritance of Acquired Traits Are you still paying Attention?

Population Growth:

Population Growth Thomas Malthus -19th century English economist If population grew (more Babies born than die) Insufficient living space Food runs out Darwin applied this theory to animals

Publication of Orgin of Species:

Publication of Orgin of Species Russel Wallace wrote an essay summarizing evolutionary change from his field work in Malaysia Gave Darwin the drive to publish his findings

Natural Selection & Artificial Selection:

Natural Selection & Artificial Selection Natural variation --differences among individuals of a species Artificial selection - nature provides the variation among different organisms, and humans select those variations they find useful .

Evolution by Natural Selection:

Evolution by Natural Selection The Struggle for Existence -members of each species have to compete for food, shelter, other life necessities Survival of the Fittest -Some individuals better suited for the environment

Struggle For Existence & Survival of The Fittest:

Struggle For Existence & Survival of The Fittest

Natural Selection:

Natural Selection Over time, natural selection results in changes in inherited characteristics of a population. These changes increase a species fitness in its environment

Descent:

Descent Descent with Modification -Each living organism has descended, with changes from other species over time Common Descent - were derived from common ancestors

Evidence of Evolution:

Evidence of Evolution The Fossil Record Geographic Distribution of Living Things Homologous Body Structures Similarities in Early Development

Evidence for Evolution:

Evidence for Evolution The Fossil Record -Layer show change Geographic Distribution of Living Things Homologous Body Structures Similarities in Early Development

Evidence of Evolution:

Evidence of Evolution The Fossil Record Geographic Distribution of Living Things- similar environments have similar types of organisms Homologous Body Structures Similarities in Early Development

Homologous Structures:

Homologous Structures Homologous Structures -structures that have different mature forms in different organisms, but develop from the same embryonic tissue

Evidence for Evolution:

Evidence for Evolution Vestigial organs -organs that serve no useful function in an organism i.e.) appendix, miniature legs, arms

Similarities in Early Development:

Similarities in Early Development

Summary of Darwin’s Theory:

Summary of Darwin’s Theory Individuals in nature differ from one another Organisms in nature produce more offspring than can survive, and many of those who do not survive do not reproduce.

Summary of Darwin’s Theory:

Summary of Darwin’s Theory Because more organisms are produce than can survive, each species must struggle for resources Each organism is unique, each has advantages and disadvantages in the struggle for existence

Summary (cont.):

Summary (cont.) Individuals best suited for the environment survive and reproduce most successful Species change over time

Summary (cont.):

Summary (cont.) Species alive today descended with modification from species that lived in the past All organisms on earth are united into a single family tree of life by common descent

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