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Natural Selection for Bird Beak Shapes Assignment

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Your assignment requires you to:
  • Include five separate hypotheses regarding the ability of each beak type to gather food. 
  • Identify dependent and independent variables involved
  • Use standard scientific methods to provide
    • relevant background information, adaptive radiation of Darwin’s finches in response to the availability of different foods
    • role of ‘generalist’ vs ‘specialist’ feeders in influencing species divergence;
  • Explain how the experiment was conducted; 
  • Summarize class findings; and
  • Analyze the results obtained. 
  • Conclude by stating whether these results are consistent with each of the original hypotheses proposed. 

Finch, By Pearson Scott Foresman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


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