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Explorations and ideas at the intersection between Evolution and Ecology

Missing Legs? Not Much of a Problem for Spiders

[caption id="attachment_179" align="alignleft" width="275" caption="Male Schizocosa sp. CC license photo courtesy of Marshall Hedin on Flickr (click for full)."][/caption] When our news editor asked on twitter what sort of animal "this six-legged spider thing" is?...

September 27, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio

The Cost of Bearing Lanterns

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Firefly photo by James Jordan on Flickr. Used in accordance with CC license."][/caption] LIGHT.

September 14, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio
A Natural Disturbance

A Natural Disturbance

I have a draft composition of the next Evolution’s Tempo movement, but it appears that an unexpected natural disturbance has occurred in my blogging schedule.

August 25, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio

Evolution's Tempo, Movement I: Adagio

In its rawest form, evolution is change over time. Many things evolve: chemical reactions, landscapes, behaviors, and of course species. The scale of time is rarely defined though.

August 15, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio

Word of the Month: Myrmecomorphy

[caption id="attachment_115" align="alignleft" width="222" caption="Ant, or Spider? You Decide! Top: Sandilya Theuerkauf; Bottom: Sean Hoyland (both from Wikipedia Commons)."][/caption] Myrmecomorphy Part of the fun in natural history is playing word detective!...

August 6, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio

Louis CK: Let Loose the Lions!

A funny piece from Louis CK on the Letterman Show! He brings up some very good point about human evolution: "I think human beings are still evolving and we're all responsible for that.

July 31, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio

Prescribing Gene Flow

When ecosystems are sick, who prescribes the cure? Its not as straight-forward as it is in medicine. A doctor diagnoses a problem and prescribes some medication or treatments to ease the pain or kill infectious agents...

July 29, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio

Agent of Selection

You, friend, are a force to reckon with. The power you wield is unfathomable. You can effect change at the flick of the wrist. You hold the future of many at your mighty whim.

July 21, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio

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