Choose ONE animal species. Your goal is to define the way in which an evolutionary change might occur for a particular characteristic (trait) of a population of that species as a result of natural selection.
The characteristic (trait) could be somewhat like coloration pattern, length of the limbs, size of the teeth or beak or any measurable trait that is inherited.
The organism you choose must be a real one but the evolutionary change in a trait that you define can be real or fiction.
In your own words,
1. Describe how the change in this trait occurs. You will define the trait in the population at the starting point as well as then what the trait will look like at a later time as a result of natural selection.
2. Make sure to describe the process by which the changes occurred. describe what is the selective pressure? Describe why the change might confer more fitness to a particular environment?
Tips- Make sure to comprise the following in your answers to a and b above-
Obviously state the name of the SPECIES you are going to be talking about for this assignment. (Make sure you know what is meant by a species.)
Likewise, clearly state what population of the species you are going to talk about by stipulating its geographic location. (Make sure you understand what a "population" is.)
Obviously state the characteristic (trait) of the population that you are going to be talking about and describe how this trait varies among individuals.
Describe what change occurs in the environment that causes a change in the above characteristic