evolution

Mega-experiment shows species interactions stronger towards tropics and lowlands

Published: 20Feb2019

An international research team led by a McGill University researcher used a simple experiment that mimics how plants and animals interact with each other—leaving seeds out for 24 hours to see how...

Evolution, illustrated

Published: 1Feb2019

What do you get when you put together several tons of steel plates, hundreds of mice, a few evolutionary and molecular biologists and a tiny Nebraska town near the South Dakota border?...

Quantifying evolutionary impacts of humans on the biosphere is harder than it seems

Published: 12Oct2018

Are human disturbances to the environment driving evolutionary changes in animals and plants? A new study conducted by McGill researchers finds that, on average, human disturbances don’t appear to...

Origins of photosynthesis in plants dated to 1.25 billion years ago

Published: 20Dec2017

The world’s oldest algae fossils are a billion years old, according to a new analysis by earth scientists at McGill University. Based on this finding, the researchers also estimate that the basis...

How birds got their wings

Published: 17Sep2013

Birds originated from a group of small, meat-eating theropod dinosaurs called maniraptorans sometime around 150 million years ago. Recent findings from around the world show that many maniraptorans...

Mammals, spiny plants and the savanna story

Published: 7Sep2016

McGill Newsroom The evolution and distribution of spiny plants holds clue to spread of African savanna

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