Tag Archives: kin selection

Evolution 101: Group Selection

This week’s Evolution 101 post is by MSU graduate student Thomas LaBar. Many organisms live and interact within groups. Beehives, wolf packs, and bird flocks are just a few of the groups that exist in the natural world. Humans also … Continue reading

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Evolution 101: Kin Selection

This week’s Evolution 101 blog post is by MSU graduate student Sara Garnett. As soon as spadefoot toad tadpoles are born, the pressure’s on. Adults lay their eggs in temporary ponds, created from sudden rainstorms in the southwestern desert. Because … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Tadpole sibling rivalry

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Sara Garnett.  If you’ve grown up with siblings, you’re probably familiar with the potential for conflict. Deep down, you love each other and want the other to … Continue reading

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