Announcements. Next week: THANKSGIVING, NO CLASS! Work on Group Project Presentation (p170—checklist p 171-172) In 2 weeks, Functional Response Lab. Today’s Objectives. Examine examples of adaptation & convergent evolution in the greenhouse
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Heritable characteristic that improves organism’s fitness (survival & reproduction)
Schemske et al.
differential survival and reproduction of individuals
based on genetic differences in some trait(s)
TAKE: p 140, a pencil, nailpolish
Testing for local adaptation
Observation: differences in stomata density is correlated with humidity and temperature
How can we test whether the difference in stomatal density
is an adaptation? What other explanations are possible?
reciprocal transplant experiment