20 MAY 2011 by ideonexus

 There Are Many Types of Islands

IMAGINE a world without islands. Biologists often use the word 'island' to mean something other than just a piece of land surrounded by water. From the point of view of a freshwater fish, a lake is an island: an island of habitable water surrounded by inhospitable land. From the point of view of an Alpine beetle, incapable of flourishing below a certain altitude, each high peak is an island, with almost impassable valleys between. There are tiny nematode worms (related to the elegant Caenorh...
Folksonomies: evolution science
Folksonomies: evolution science
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Creating many ways for species to evolve divergently.