Author Archives: LS

Why Can’t Eye See Anymore?

by Amanda H Wen, Scripps College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Considering the importance of sight for most vertebrate … Continue reading

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See-O2 : How Rising CO2 Levels are Affecting Fish Vision

by Karen L. Chisholm, Scripps College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Vision is an essential part of many animals’ lives. … Continue reading

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Gymnotiform fish: truly “shocking” creatures

by Rahul Nalamasu, Pitzer College  [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. In the vast expanse of the aquatic realms, certain … Continue reading

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Now You See It, Now…Why Do You Need So Many Different Eyes?

by Sara E. Freimuth, Claremont McKenna College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Imagine you have more than just the … Continue reading

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Driven by the senses: support grows for the role of visual divergence in cichlid speciation

by Nicole M. Hourie, Scripps College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. When an organism encounters different ecological niches, populations may … Continue reading

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Turn off the lights! Light pollution and its impacts on behavior

by Alexander Louis Birk, Pitzer College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. As more and more scientific research is conducted, we … Continue reading

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Genetic treasures: blind cavefish who traded eyes for super powered noses

by Vaiva M. Palunas, Scripps College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Cave inhabitants, or troglobites, often look very different from … Continue reading

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