An adaptive radiation is a rapid evolutionary radiation characterized by an increase in the morphological and ecological diversity of a single, rapidly diversifying lineage. Phenotypes adapt in response to the environment, with new and useful traits arising. This is an evolutionary process driven by natural selection (ref).
Human evolution ...used in evolution, and biogeography that we need to understand is adaptive radiation (see books). (Biogeography is the study of the geographical... ...Avers (1989) defines adaptive radiation as "the evolution from a generalised ancestral stock of diverse descendent species that comes to occupy a... http://www.ecotao.com/holism/huevo.htm
Reconstructing Human Evolution ...The First Human Adaptive Radiation - Bipedal Pongids The Second Human Adaptive Radiation - Tools and Material Culture Origins of Anatomically... ...Human evolution features at least two major adaptive radiations. Prior to the first human adaptive radiation, combined genetic, anatomical,... http://www.ecotao.com/holism/add/fourteen.html
Human Evolution: Summary, sources & Dating Tools, by L. Evans ...mark the history of evolution, both of which may lead to adaptive radiation. ( Adaptive radiation is the evolution from an unspecialised ancestral stock... ...a small insectivore creature that went through a major phase of adaptive radiation during the Early Cenozoic Era . We humans are first animals, then... http://www.ecotao.com/holism/hu_evo_intro.htm
Argument for holism part 2 ...Fitness , Coevolution, Adaptive Radiation Surviving creatures of the most recent period of ecological stability, before the coming of Man's wholesale... ...new descendant species appears through time" (Leakey & Lewin, 1992). Adaptive radiation is the spread of species of common ancestry into different niches... http://www.ecotao.com/holism/conc_argue2.html
Glossary f to n ...interactions are allocated an [2: i-factor ] of one. See [2: adaptive radiation ]. ibex : a wild goat-antelope of the Alps of Europe, the Middle East,... http://www.ecotao.com/holism/glosfn.htm
Argument in favour of coevolution ...beauty lies in its potential to evolve into any type of bird through adaptive radiation (see books). Nearby are some salt water prawn ponds where these... http://www.ecotao.com/holism/conc_argue.htm