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Evolution

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Evolution (C182): The study of organisms' adaptation to their environment and the mechanisms of heredity and change.

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Link Modern theories of evolution

An introduction to evolution including population genetics. The site contains short basic entries for each topic as well as practice quizzes,...

Natural selection, Hardy-Weinberg, Gene flow, Mutations, Recombination view
Link An introduction to biological systematics

An advanced online course from the Open University (OpenLearn) on biological systematics. The online course consists of a mix of short text and...

Morphology, Systematics, Taxanomy, Phylogeny, Phylogenetic trees, Biogeography view
Link Advances in the Study of Human Cognitive Evolution

A lecture series comprising 11 lectures on human cognition covering a wide range of topics including the evolution of language, neuroscience and...

Animal Behaviour, Primates, Cognition, Human biology, Language, Cultural learning, Lecture series view
Link Evolution, Ecology and Behavior with Stephen C. Stearns

A lecture series consisting of 36 Youtube lectures (45 minutes each) on the topics of evolution, ecology and behaviour given by the distinquished...

Animal Behaviour, Natural selection, Sexual selection, Altruism, Genetic variation, Lecture series view
Link Darwin Now

A series of 9 podcasts (lasting about 20 minutes each) from the Open University on the life and science of Charles Darwin.

Darwin, Natural selection, History of science, Language diversity view
Link Evolution - The Natural History Museum in London

A web resource about evolution in animals and human from the Natural History Museum in London. The material includes a mixture of short texts,...

Darwin, Fossils, Tree of life, Human biology, Evolutionary theory view
Link Online Biology Book

An introductory online book of biology for first year undergraduates. The book, written by Dr Michael J Farabee, concists of 59 chapters are from...

Biological diversity, Biodiversity, Paleobiology, Physiology view
Link Evolution through natural selection

An Open University course on natural selection

Evolutionary theory, Darwin, Darwinism view
Link Developmental Biology

A comprehensive online course on developmental biology comprising 9 units and covering genes, embryonic development and evolution. Including short...

Eco-devo, Developmental biology, Molecular techniques view
Link Plant evolution timeline

An interactive timeline highlighting important aspect of plant evolution and diversity, such as leaf type, evolution of plant families and total...

Plant diversity, Timeline, Geological timeperiods, Climate, Carbon dioxide, Mass extinction view
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