Is It Possible to Forecast Evolution?

Can we predict the course evolution will take? That's the question an international team of researchers decided to tackle, using a quarter-century of stick insect observations. Comparing the first half of the data set to the latter half, they set out to see if they could forecast the path of natural selection. Take A Guess As it turns out, it's really hard. The researchers were able to predict some simple evolutionary changes, but the rest were subject to forces they couldn't account fo

Is It Possible to Forecast Evolution?

Can we predict the course evolution will take? That's the question an international team of researchers decided to tackle, using a quarter-century of stick insect observations. Comparing the ...

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Discover Magazine

Comes naturally? Using stick insects to study natural selection, predictability of evolution

Is evolution predictable? Are changes in a species random or do they happen because of natural selection?

Thu 15 Feb 18 from Phys.org

Comes naturally? Using stick insects, scientists explore natural selection, predictability

Predicting evolution remains difficult. Scientists have studied evolution of cryptic body coloration and pattern in stick insects for insights.

Thu 15 Feb 18 from ScienceDaily

Comes naturally? Using stick insects, scientists explore natural selection, predictability, Thu 15 Feb 18 from Eurekalert

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