15- The Adaptive Landscape

The adaptive landscape is an important method for biologists, ecologists, and geneticists to visualise the process of evolution. But what is it, and how does it work? This week, we’re going to discuss what the adaptive landscape actually is, so while there are going to be some sources listed, there’s also a bit of general discussion as well.

Some sources for this episode: 1) Martin, C. H. and Wainwright, P. C. (2013), Multiple fitness peaks on the adaptive landscape drive adaptive radiation in the wild. Science 339: 208- 211. 2) The Wikipedia article for ‘Fitness Landscape’ has quite a good visual guide for rugged landscapes. 3) Script writing was reinforced by my previous education on the topic.

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