Today when 98% of the world’s population is busy worrying about climate change and the rest 2% arguing about it being a hoax; do you know how the affected countries are trying to deal with changing conditions? Melting glaciers, increasing sea level, severe floods and drought conditions are changing lives of millions of people. But […]Read More Adapting to Climate Change: Bangladesh
When faced with an environmental stress, every living being has the ability to alter its lifestyle, its habits, its physiological processes to a certain degree so that it can accommodate that stress and continue to survive. Humans do it too; when it’s cold, the hair on our body stands, trapping air in between them and […]Read More Extreme adaptations: Organisms can do some crazy things in order to survive!
Life on Earth is a wondrous thing. It will do everything it possibly can, to make sure it survives. Every organism in this world has a wonderful ability to adapt to changes in it’s surroundings. This adaptation is what allows it to tolerate small changes in it’s environment; be in temperature, humidity or salinity changes. […]Read More Ecophene, Ecotype and Ecospecies: Taking adaptations to the next level
The key factor for generation of diversity on Earth is evolution, as I told you in my previous blog Diversity on Earth: How is it created and maintained? I also mentioned that environmental disturbances play a major role in the initiation of evolution. In this blog, I’d like to throw some light on exactly what role […]Read More Adaptations: Another tool for diversity