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BEACONites Bjørn Østman and Randy Olson created a video to visualize evolution in action using fitness landscapes. Read about it below! Fitness landscapes were invented by Sewall Wright in 1932. They map fitness, or reproductive success, of individual organisms as a function … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Raffica La Rosa. Novel traits differ qualitatively from the characters from which they arise, and are generally thought to be adaptive. I study adaptive novel traits by combining … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Noah Ribeck. We are all taught the basic tenet of evolution by natural selection: occasionally an individual is born with a mutation that improves its chances of having … Continue reading
This blog post is by MSU graduate student Mike Wiser. Many things in life seem to follow the Goldilocks principle: both too much and too little of something can be worse than striking a balance somewhere in between. Goldilocks saw … Continue reading