Natural Selection

A Study of Changes in Populations

Populations of organisms change over generational time (evolve) as a consequence of natural selection and adaptation due to the interaction of four factors: (1) the potential for a population (species) to increase in number, (2) variations in traits inherited from organisms’ parents, (3) competition for an environment’s limited supply of the resources that individuals need in order to survive and reproduce, and (4) the ensuing proliferation of those organisms that are better able to survive and reproduce in that environment.

Natural Selection Lessons & Video