evolutionary biology

noun

Definition of evolutionary biology

: a discipline of biology concerned with the processes and patterns of biological evolution especially in relation to the diversity of organisms and how they change over time Speciation still remains one of the biggest mysteries in evolutionary biology.— Bob Holmes — see evolutionary developmental biology

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Other Words from evolutionary biology

evolutionary biologist noun

Examples of evolutionary biology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the behavior is only known to hold true in the eastern region of the U.S., said Harry Greene, emeritus professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University, who has studied snakes throughout his career. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 10 June 2021 Citizen science has been part of periodical cicada emergences since the very beginning, said John Cooley, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor at University of Connecticut who studies cicadas. Sarah Bowman, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2021 Cicadas emerge when the soil temperature reaches 64 degrees, and often after a warm rain, according to John Cooley, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor at University of Connecticut who studies cicadas. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 18 May 2021 Trevor Bedford, a professor of evolutionary biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, said the B.1.617.2 variant does seem to be outpacing the U.K. variant in India. NBC News, 18 May 2021 Citizen science has been part of periodical cicada emergences since the very beginning, said John Cooley, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor at University of Connecticut who studies cicadas. Sarah Bowman, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2021 Booher eventually completed his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology in the early 2010s and found work at the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change as a postdoctoral associate. Claire Shaffer, Rolling Stone, 6 May 2021 Though the push-pull between competition and altruism is a common tension in evolutionary biology, her findings did not sit well with world views built on individual dominance. Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2021 Citizen science has been part of periodical cicada emergences since the very beginning, said John Cooley, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor at University of Connecticut who studies cicadas. Sarah Bowman, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of evolutionary biology

1876, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2021

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“Evolutionary biology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evolutionary%20biology. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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