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  1. Content type: Research article

    Professional papers in evolutionary biology continue to host expressions in agreement with the pre-evolutionary metaphor of the scala naturae (the great chain of being), when contrasting ‘lower’ to ‘higher’ repre...

    Authors: Emanuele Rigato and Alessandro Minelli

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:18

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  2. Content type: Research article

    We describe a National Science Foundation-funded project called ‘Evolution Readiness’ that used computer-based interactive models as well as hands-on activities to help fourth grade students learn Darwin's mod...

    Authors: Paul Horwitz, Cynthia A McIntyre, Trudilyne L Lord, Laura M O’Dwyer and Carolyn Staudt

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:21

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Phylogenies are ubiquitous in college-level biology textbooks, yet many college students continue to struggle to interpret them correctly. Multiple activities and frameworks for teaching phylogenies have been ...

    Authors: Sarah L Eddy, Alison J Crowe, Mary Pat Wenderoth and Scott Freeman

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:13

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate evolution acceptance among pre-service primary teachers who opted to study biology (n=35). In this part of their teacher training course they were introduced to the th...

    Authors: Shagufta Arthur

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:20

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The board game ACAGATATA simulates how randomness originates biodiversity. An individual (genotype ACAGATATA) produces offspring with a chance of error during DNA replication (mutation) at each generation, sho...

    Authors: André Eterovic and Charles Morphy D Santos

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:22

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    Current university-level evolution instruction often suffers from a disjointed curriculum that separates molecular and ecological processes, at times omitting the former altogether. At the same time, national ...

    Authors: Peter JT White, Merle Heidemann, Miles Loh and James J Smith

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:17

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  7. Content type: Research article

    An in-depth understanding of the process and products of evolution is an essential part of a complete biology education. Phylogenetic trees are a very important tool for understanding evolution and presenting ...

    Authors: Aimee K Young, Brian T White and Tara Skurtu

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:16

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  8. Content type: Book review

    Darwin: A Graphic Biography provides a lighthearted, generally accurate, and overall delightful account of Darwin’s life and work in the form of a graphic novel.

    Authors: Glenn Branch

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:14

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Humanity is currently in the midst of a self-induced great mass extinction of plant and animal life that is having and will have profound effects on the future biological evolution of Earth’s species if enviro...

    Authors: Ron Wagler

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:9

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Biological evolutionary explanations pervade all biological fields and bring them together under one theoretical umbrella. Whereas the scientific community embraces the theory of biological evolution, the gene...

    Authors: Tony B Yates and Edmund A Marek

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:6

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Informal education, especially if in collaboration with formal education, can be an important vehicle for communicating current research in science to the public as well as significant in drawing the young nea...

    Authors: Veronica Padovani, Carlyn S Buckler, Alessandro F Gualtieri and Alessandro Vescogni

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:7

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Current reforms in undergraduate biology education are advancing research experiences in laboratory courses. Such experiences in evolutionary biology have largely been limited to microbial systems.

    Authors: Christopher W Beck, Lawrence S Blumer and Jakob Habib

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2013 6:5

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  13. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Computer-aided 3-D reconstruction of fossils, or virtual paleontology, is an increasingly common and powerful technique. It is now regularly used for research in paleontology, yet to date has impacted little o...

    Authors: Imran A. Rahman, Keith Adcock and Russell J. Garwood

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:458

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  14. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    The creationist movements in Brazil, although considered weak, are on the increase. The Brazilian legislation neither imposes any objection in teaching evolution nor obliges the teaching of creationism as an a...

    Authors: Pierre R. Penteado, Karine F. Kavalco and Rubens Pazza

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:456

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  15. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    The ability to understand and reason with tree-of-life diagrams (i.e., cladograms), referred to as tree thinking, is an essential skill for biology students. Yet, recent findings indicate that cladograms are c...

    Authors: Brenda C. Phillips, Laura R. Novick, Kefyn M. Catley and Daniel J. Funk

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:455

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  16. Content type: Viewpoint

    One of the characteristics of science is its cumulative nature. As more discoveries are made and more is learned, we progressively come to a more and more complete understanding of the physical universe. Evolu...

    Authors: David Zeigler

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:454

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  17. Content type: Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education

    Evolution and the origin of life are separate, if connected, topics, but they are frequently conflated—especially by creationists. Regarding the natural origin of life as “the soft underbelly” of evolution, cr...

    Authors: Glenn Branch and Eugenie C. Scott

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:449

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  18. Content type: CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION ARTICLE

    This article discusses the importance and benefits of providing lower secondary school students with some knowledge of human evolution and its educational context. The author surveyed science teaching in secon...

    Authors: Barbara Bajd

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:445

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  19. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    This multi-day exercise is designed for a college genetics and evolution laboratory to demonstrate concepts of inheritance and phenotypic and molecular evolution using a live model organism, Drosophila simulans. ...

    Authors: Caiti S. S. Heil, Mika J. Hunter, Juliet K. F. Noor, Kathleen Miglia, Brenda Manzano-Winkler, Shannon R. McDermott and Mohamed A. F. Noor

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:447

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  20. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    High school science students are often unwilling to learn about evolution due to a perceived conflict with their religious beliefs. Other students are able to understand evolution despite the fact that they do...

    Authors: Ronald S. Hermann

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:446

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  21. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Phylogenetic reconstruction, divergence times, and population genetics are critical concepts for a complete understanding of evolution. Unfortunately, students generally lack “tree-thinking” skills and are oft...

    Authors: Luana S. Maroja and Jason A. Wilder

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:436

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  22. Content type: Origin of Life

    Historically, ideas on the origins of life have been mingled with evolutionary explanations. Darwin avoided discussing the origin of the very first species in public although he acknowledged the possibility th...

    Authors: Juli Peretó and Jesús Català

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:442

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  23. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Natural selection driving adaptive changes is a powerful and intuitive explanation for the evolution of the living world around us. Evolution at the molecular level, however, is chiefly ruled by random genetic...

    Authors: Claudia A. M. Russo and Carolina M. Voloch

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:438

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  24. Content type: Geography and Evolution

    Biogeography is the discipline of biology that studies the present and past distribution patterns of biological diversity and their underlying environmental and historical causes. For most of its history, biog...

    Authors: Isabel Sanmartín

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:421

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  25. Content type: Geography and Evolution

    Insights into the geography of life have played a fundamental role in motivating major developments in evolutionary biology. The focus here is on outlining some of these major developments, specifically in the...

    Authors: Bruce S. Lieberman

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:414

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  26. Content type: Geography and Evolution

    Our understanding of the origin of species, or speciation, is sometimes viewed as incomplete, a “mystery of mysteries.” We in fact know a lot about speciation, especially when we consider its two basic compone...

    Authors: Robert M. Zink

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:411

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  27. Content type: Geography and Evolution

    While some marine animals are capable of traveling great distances, many have limited mobility as adults and spend the majority of their lifetimes in a small geographical area or may even be cemented to a sing...

    Authors: Jonathan R. Hendricks

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:406

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  28. Content type: Geograph and Evolution

    Invasive species are a major threat to modern ecosystems and cause billions of dollars in economic damage annually. The long-term impacts of species invasions are difficult to assess on ecological timescales a...

    Authors: Alycia L. Stigall

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:410

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  29. Content type: THE ORIGIN OF LIFE

    The ancient Greek philosopher Eubulides of Miletus drew attention to the impossibility of defining a point of transition between two states or conditions at opposite ends of a continuum. The ensuing “drawing t...

    Authors: Barend Vlaardingerbroek

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:392

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  30. Content type: Geography and Evolution

    Species’ ranges are often treated as a fixed characteristic, rather than a fluid, ever-changing manifestation of their ecological requirements and dispersal abilities. Paleontologists generally have had a bett...

    Authors: A. Townsend Peterson and Bruce S. Lieberman

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2012 5:385

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