linkedin post 2018-03-04 07:37:46

SO ENDS this expansion of the observation of the rapid evolution of Great Tits’ beaks in response to bird feeders in the UK. The backstory tells us that this is a broad trend across taxa, and that it is particularly observed in response to human disruption. The opportunity to watch in real time vertebrate evolution in the making is an extraordinary step forward, as such studies in the past have been confined to yeast and bacteria.

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