The rate of evolution: an interview with Dr. Craig Stockwell


13 Oct 2008 |
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Brian Magee talks with Dr. Craig Stockwell, a James A. Meier Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Environmental & Conservation Sciences Graduate Program at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105.

His main area of focus is conservation efforts with fish species. This interview covers the area called "contemporary evolution." This is term that encompasses the idea that evolution can happen quickly, within a few generations. He and some colleagues have been pushing to get contemporary evolution incorporated into the decisions make about habitat and species management practices. This also plays a role in how species will adapte to global climate change.

Note: This interview was conducted in the University's student union food court, so there is some background noise.

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