Assisted Evolution in the Great Barrier Reef

Whenever an environmental issue involves the word “genetic”, the majority of people jump to genetic modification, which in turn spurs a firestorm of ethical debates. But genetic alteration, an approach that is currently being studied to save coral from rising sea temperatures, means something entirely different. Madeleine van Oppen, a senior principal research scientist at … More Assisted Evolution in the Great Barrier Reef

The Continuing Change of Evolution: As Studied by Dr. Geerat Vermeij

Fall 2012 – Have you ever wondered why there are so many different varieties of life on land from flying, winged animals to ones that crawl or ones that climb yet when you look at life in the ocean, it all seems to fall into the same general category: fish? Last Thursday, October 25, famed … More The Continuing Change of Evolution: As Studied by Dr. Geerat Vermeij