Unit 5: Speciation This unit will cover the topic of speciation in more depth than the lecture portion of your course, detailing specific examples of speciation and researchers’ efforts to identify how this speciation occurred. It will also provide you with opportunities to test your own understanding of the process and put forth your own most-likely hypotheses.
Unit 5 Time Advisory
This unit should take you approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
Unit5 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:
- Describe the various types of speciation and under what situations they might occur.
- Interactive Lab: University of Wisconsin’s Interactive Lessons in
Biology: “Species and Speciation”
Link: University of Wisconsin’s Interactive Lessons in Biology:
Instructions: Go through each of these three topics (discovering species, patterns of speciation, and the importance of being species), answering questions and making use of the interactive tools. Please note that to move through pages within a topic, you must use the small arrows within the shaded screen, while to move from one topic to the next, you must use the red-brown arrows on the lower right outside the shaded area.