Carnival of Evolution, at Evolution: Education and Outreach

June 3, 2014

The latest Carnival of Evolution is up, over at Evolution: Education and Outreach.  Adam Goldstein curated this one.

Evolution of the Carnival? No, Carnival of Evolution!  (Image from Carnival of Evolution #62 at Ecology and Evolution Footnotes)

Evolution of the Carnival? No, Carnival of Evolution! (Image from Carnival of Evolution #62 at Ecology and Evolution Footnotes)

Evolution sheds light on global warming and its effects, even:

Adaptation to drought conditions. Casey Terhorst’s post begins, “Global climate change will increase the frequency and duration of drought in many places,” reporting the surprising result that understanding the response of soil microbes to a drought requires an understanding of the reaction of plants with which they share the soil. Perhaps most striking is the claim that important evolutionary changes can occur in as few as three generations of the plants, an elapsed time of 6 months.

Much more. Go see.

Hey, while you’re at it, take a look at Carnival of Evolution #71, too, at Chimeras.


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