Diversity of Species
Refers to the idea that there are many different kinds of organisms
English naturalist. He studied the plants and animals of South America and the Pacific islands, and in his book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859) set forth his theory of evolution.
Disappearance of a species from all parts of its geographical range
Everything that surrounds and affects a living thing
A characteristic that improves an individual's ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment.
Groupof similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring
The process by which species gradually change over time The gradual change in a species over time.Descent with modification
The trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most commonly preserved in sedimentary rock
a historical sequence of life indicated by fossils found in layers of the Earth's crust
A type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together
Similar structures that related species have inherited from a common ancestor
Process by which individuals that are better suited to their environment survive and reproduce most successfully; also called survival of the fittest
Any difference between individuals of the same species
An explanation supported by many tests and observations. A widely accepted idea by most of the scientific community.
A statement that summarizes a pattern found in nature.