Animals aren’t the only organisms capable of incredible evolutionary adaptations. Plants have developed multiple types of mimicry to protect themselves and reproduce.
What classifies a mammal? Let’s take a deep dive into this final installment of the New Beginnings series and discover what primary traits distinguish mammals from all others in Kingdom Animalia.
There are all sorts of relationships that wild animals experience. Some are negative, some are positive – some have hardly any effect at all! Here are some fundamental examples of the many ecological dynamics that bring animals together in the natural world.
The platypus is one of the world’s most beloved, yet least understood animals. Retribution from the church first held back scientific knowledge on the species. Now, scientists are getting to know this peculiar species, and answering the question, “What is a platypus?”
Beyond the human eye exists an entire world, one that forms the foundation of life as we know it. In this installment of our Introduction to Biology series, we’ll take a closer look through the microscope at genes and DNA.
What is ecology? This branch of the biological sciences certainly entails quite a bit! Here we continue our journey into the ecological sciences by exploring the basic concepts and mechanisms behind this incredible demonstration of biotic and abiotic environmental factors.
The Animal Kingdom is absolutely incredible. Full of taxa that are distinguished by characteristics that would otherwise be unimaginable had evolution not brought them into existence. In Part 3 of the New Beginnings series, we’ll take a look at all the different evolutionary groups bunched under Phylum Chordata, our last stop before Class Mammalia.
Hot or not? In this short overview of what it means to be a “sexy son,” we explore the power of cryptic female choice in evolution, and non-sexy males’ contribution to evolution and ecology.
What is a species? To this day, scientists disagree. The idea of what a species truly is incites quite a bit of extensive, often circular discourse, so here’s a quick look at one of the major schools of though on the definition of a “species.”
Ecology is such a diverse branch of study that it can be difficult to keep track of the many aspects of nature it encompasses. From interactions between animals, to their influence on plant life, ecology is the interaction of all living things. Take a peek at this introductory article to the new ecology series to gain a new understanding of this incredible branch of science.
It’s difficult to tell species apart. This can be especially challenging when you have little to distinguish them but physical features. The biological species concept attempts to solve this problem by setting a clear definition of species based on reproductive capabilities. Here’s a brief overview of this school of thought.
Biology is the foundation of the life sciences. Without a basic understanding of this branch of science, you will be hard-pressed to thoroughly understand other topics. This biology series will introduce you to basic concepts of biological sciences and reproduction.
How do different species of animals come into existence? What makes organisms evolve? Here we take a quick look at the term “speciation” and how it works in the context of evolutionary sciences.