Possible Term Paper Topics

From eebedia

Revision as of 09:35, 26 August 2008 by ChuckSmith (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Below are some examples of possible evolution term paper topics. You are encouraged to come up with your own topic. You will be spending a significant amount of time researching and writing about the topic you have chosen this semester, so it is important to choose a topic that interests you. Examples of term paper topics 1. The evolutionary origin of a group of organisms such as angiosperms. 2. Do parasites become less deleterious to their hosts over evolutionary time? 3. How important was human activity in the major extinctions of the Pleistocene? 4. Evidence for Cope's Rule. 5. An evolutionary tendency in insular animals (e.g. smaller mammals, gigantism, or flightlessness). 6. The molecular basis for reproductive isolation 7. The evolutionary significance of introns. 8. The evolution of altruistic behavior. 9. The role of evolutionary change in the success of invasive species 10. Evolutionary response to climate change 11. The evolution of eusociality in insects and mammals. 12. How did flight evolve in birds or insects? 13. Adaptive vs. nonadaptive radiations 14. The evolutionary significance of hybridization

Personal tools