Evolution Update

Evolution Update

Maria Iannucci


Maria is a masters student with a focus on plant biology and invasive species, whose first career was science education. She's an avid photographer and cyclist.

Articles by Maria Iannucci

Evolving During Disaster: How Diversification Affects Species Survival
Using sophisticated simulations, scientists assess the benefit of an adaptive technique known as diversification.

Invasive Plant Species Puts Pressure on Native Plants
A recent study looks at how invasive plants take polinators away from native plants. In turn, the native plants evolve to deal with this new challenge.

Whole Genome Sequencing Provides Insight into the Evolution of Darwin's Finches
The classic finches that were integral in Darwin's development of natural selection are now being looked at under new light. What does their genome tell us?