Walking upright: The cost of human evolution

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Walking Upright: The Cost of Human Evolution 

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Links to your school programme

This seminar links to NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards:

  • AS 90717      Describe processes and patterns of evolution
  • AS 09719      Describe trends in human evolution

A list of objectives from your Year 13 programme that link into the seminar can be found in the Questions and Disucssion Handout.

About the Researchers and Presenters

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman  |   Dr Alan Beedle  |  Dr Tatjana Buklijas  |   Jacquie Bay   |  

Useful Links 

Principles of Evolutionariy Medicine - a resrouces web site to support the text book

The Evolution and Medicine Review - an online open access journal on Evolutionary Medicine edited by international leaders in this field

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin online

New Scientist's Evolution: 24 Myths and Misconceptions

Resources Written for High School and Undergraduate Students

The Evolutionary Genetics Topic Room at Nature Scitable An excellent resource on evolutionary genetics for high school and undergraduate students

Evolutionary Adaptation in the Human Lineage    Schaffner, S. & Sabeti, P. (2008) Evolutionary adaptation in the human lineage. Nature Education 1(1) 

Natural Selection   Sabeti, P. (2008) Natural selection: Uncovering mechanisms of evolutionary adaptation to infectious disease. Nature Education 1(1)

The Molecular Clock - Estimating Species Divergence  Ho, S. (2008) The molecular clock and estimating species divergence. Nature Education 1(1)

Online Talks, Lectures and Webinars

American Institute of Biological Sciences talks on evolutionary biology and human health

Complete work of Charles Darwin Online