EvolutionLab will allow you to study important principles of evolution by examining small populations of finches on two different islands, "Darwin Island" and "Wallace Island." You will manipulate important parameters that influence natural selection and then follow how your changes influence the evolution of beak size and population numbers for the two different populations of finches over selected time intervals. One obvious advantage of this simulation is that you can quickly and easily create new parameters and model evolutionary changes over long time periods.
The purpose of this laboratory is to:
Before You Begin: Prerequisites
Before beginning EvolutionLab you should be familiar with the following concepts: