'Evolutionary Applications'


A scientific journal devoted to using evolutionary biology to tackle the world's major biological crises has just been launched: "Evolution is not just about understanding where humans came from," says "Evolutionary Applications" Editor-in-Chief Louis Bernatchez. "As one example, Professor Graham Bell from McGill University and Dr. Sinéad Collins from University of Edinburgh, co-authored the journal's inaugural article "Adaptation, extinction and global change", in which they used evolutionary biology to predict that certain populations will go extinct in response to increased pollution and acidification because organisms cannot evolve fast enough to adapt to these human-mediated stresses.