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Topic 4

Mr Camp - Topic 4

adaptive value any trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce under a given set of environmental conditions
evolution process in which a species changes over time
extinction the disappearance of all members of a species from Earth due to their inability to adapt to a changing environment
fossil record a collection of fossils used to represents Earth's history
genetic variation differences between organisms of a species, increases chance of the individual and species surviving environmental change
geologic time Earth's history as revealed by layers of rock
natural selection process by which the organisms that are best adapted to a specific environment survive and produce more offspring than organisms that are not as well adapted
overproduction the potential for a species to increase its numbers beyond the area's carrying capacity
theory an explanation, supported by many observations and/or experiments, that can be used to accurately explain related occurrences(events)
Created by: mrcamp