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In the sub-arctic environment in northern Norway and the high arctic climate of Svalbard, reindeer have adapted to their environment in different ways. The five video tracks in this album explore the key concepts of evolutionary science and investigate how these account for the characteristics of arctic reindeer. How do natural selection and other evolutionary processes produce changes in genes? How do new species originate? And how are large-scale evolutionary patterns generated. The material forms part of the course S366 Evolution.

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In the sub-arctic environment in northern Norway and the high arctic climate of Svalbard, reindeer have adapted to their environment in different ways. The five video tracks in this album explore the key concepts of evolutionary science and investigate how these account for the characteristics of arctic reindeer. How do natural selection and other evolutionary processes produce changes in genes? How do new species originate? And how are large-scale evolutionary patterns generated. The material forms part of the course S366 Evolution.

    Evolution

    Evolution

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 53 sec
    Transcript -- Evolution

    Transcript -- Evolution

    A short introduction to this album.

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    Northern Norway

    Northern Norway

    An undisturbed natural laboratory. One of the most isolated arctic landmasses, an ideal location to observe rapid evolutionary change.

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- Northern Norway

    Transcript -- Northern Norway

    An undisturbed natural laboratory. One of the most isolated arctic landmasses, an ideal location to observe rapid evolutionary change.

    • video
    Mainland Reindeer

    Mainland Reindeer

    The behaviour and evolution of the mainland species. Analysing how they live and what they eat.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- Mainland Reindeer

    Transcript -- Mainland Reindeer

    The behaviour and evolution of the mainland species. Analysing how they live and what they eat.

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