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Title: Charles Darwin


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Charles Darwin
  • Father of
  • THEORY of Evolution

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Who is Charles Darwin?
  • Most commonly known as the father of the
    theory of evolution.
  • Lived from 1809 to 1892
  • Thoughts formed the basis for sciences
    current thinking about where the diversity of
    organisms came from.
  • Major explorations took place between 1831-1836

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Route of the H.M.S Beagle
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Galapagos Islands
  • Islands off the coast of South America.
  • It was explorations off of these islands where
    Darwin begins to form his ideas about how
    diversity on our planet came about.
  • He sees how well suited organisms are for their
    environment.

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Galapagos Islands
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Galapagos Islands
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Tortoise on Hood Island
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Tortoise on Isabella Island
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Finches
  • Darwin studied the different types of
    finches that were found on the different
    Galapagos Islands.
  • Each finch seemed to be perfectly fitted
    for the environment of the island.
  • Especially with its beak.

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Darwins Finches
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Darwins Finches
ADAPTIVE RADIATION
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Adaptive Radiation
  • Rapid change from one species into many species
    to fill specific niches in an ecosystem.
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