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Big Idea: Evolution occurs at the population level.

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Winston Campeau

Researcher - Evolutionary Processes

I use computer simulations and math to research how animals' behavior changes when their environment changes.
Tomatoes of different shapes, sizes and colours

Tomato Taxonomy

A look at the taxonomic classification of the tomato plant and the origin, history and development of tomatoes.

Embryonic stem cells

Resources on Stem Cells

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to stem cells.

Research in a genomics lab

Genomics Resources

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to genomics.

Yellow fever virus

Where Did Viruses Come From?

Viruses are not living things - so where did they come from? Scientists have proposed three different hypotheses.

Kara Layton sous l'eau en habit de plongée sous-marine

Kara Layton

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kara Layton is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Measuring radiation in Chernobyl

Radiation Effects on the Body

This backgrounder explains the potential effects of radiation on the human body.

Arctic pack ice

Why Don't Fish Freeze in Cold Arctic Waters?

Ever wonder how fish survive in the cold waters of the Arctic and Antarctic? It’s partly because of a brilliant evolutionary adaptation.

fossil plants and animals

Why Scientists Believe in Evolution

Scientists have accumulated so much evidence in the theory of evolution that it is one of the most widely-accepted theories in science.

Cartoon mammoth

Should Scientists Clone Extinct Species?

Cloning makes it possible to bring extinct species back to life. But is that a good idea?

Great tits eat from a bird feeder

Natural Selection in Your Backyard

A study on bird feeders and beak sizes shows how an everyday human activity can affect the evolution of another species.

dung beetle rolling dung

How to Find a Mate When You Smell Like Dung

Some dung beetles use alternative reproductive tactics to increase their chances of finding a mate. Learn what this tells us about evolution and biodiversity.

DNA "unzipping"

How can I obtain a sample of DNA?

Be a biochemist! Learn how to extract DNA from an onion and find out what DNA looks like.

 An artist’s interpretation of gene editing technology

Genome Editing

Medical biotechnology allows scientists to make changes to the genomes of living things. What are the pros and cons of having access to techniques like these?

Damage to DNA

Radiation Effects on Cells & DNA

This backgrounder explains the effects of radiation on cells and DNA.