February 13, 2013
PRA: Wed. 3:30-5pm
2. Agrawal, A. A., Johnson M. T. J., Hastings A. P., J. L. Maron. July 2012. A field
experiment demonstrating plant life-history evolution and its eco evolutionary
feedback to seed predator populations. The American Naturalist 181: S1-S11.
3. The complete scientific name is Oenothera biennis Linneaus 1753.
4. This essay explores the extent to which replicate populations display trajectories
whilst facing almost identical environmental conditions.
5. Ecological dynamics are influenced by evolutionary change despite the
concurrent happenings of genetic drift and other variations that may be caused by
environmental factors. This experiment showed that rapid and consistent genotypes
changes, evolutionary change could overpower factors that intervene such as
genetic drift. These changes also affect the abundance of seed predator moths,
which are specialists. 6. From the prediction of the authors, low competition will occur when there are
efficient resources, thus natural selection is more likely to favor organisms of
shorter life spans due to the positive multip