Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary biology is the subfield of biology that studies the evolutionary processes that produced the diversity of life on Earth, starting from a single common ancestor. These processes include natural selection, common descent, and speciation.

The discipline emerged through what Julian Huxley called the modern synthesis (of the 1930s) of understanding from several previously unrelated fields of biological research, including genetics, ecology, systematics, and paleontology.

Current research has widened to cover the genetic architecture of adaptation, molecular evolution, and the different forces that contribute to evolution including sexual selection, genetic drift and biogeography. The newer field of evolutionary developmental biology ("evo-devo") investigates how embryonic development is controlled, thus creating a wider synthesis that integrates developmental biology with the fields covered by the earlier evolutionary synthesis.

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Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund

American Indian Graduate Center

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Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund

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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

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FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

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Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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University of Montana at Montana Tech

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Titmus Foundation Scholarship

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Averett University

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Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

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Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program

Iowa Space Grant Consortium

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Iowa Space Grant Consortium

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FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology

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