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Postby dawkinsfan93 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:26 am

Hi!
I am being brought up in a creationist household, but have recently begun reading more concerning Evolution (like Dawkin's The Ancestor's Tale) It is fascinating!! So, anyway, this has really spurred my interest...so my question is how does one become an Evolutionary Biologist?? Do you have to Study another field of Biology or what?
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Postby MichaelXY » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:32 am

There is a degree in evolution biology.
http://coursecat.sdsu.edu/catalog/webfo ... s/biol.pdf
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Re: Evolutionary Biology

Postby Darby » Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:50 pm

A lot of evolutionary biologists have also worked their way in from other fields where they worked on evolutionary processes.

Interesting story in the field currently being discussed:

http://scienceblogs.com/loom/2008/06/02 ... lution.php
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Postby February Beetle » Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:50 pm

Systematics also deals with evolutionary theory, but in a different way. (Not sure if I explained that well enough).
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Postby MichaelXY » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:56 pm

February Beetle wrote:Systematics also deals with evolutionary theory, but in a different way. (Not sure if I explained that well enough).


Sorta kinda, but not really. :)
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Postby alextemplet » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:16 pm

I'm currently majoring in environmental biology, which involves a lot of evolution since evolution is, in a way, about how organisms respond and adapt to their environments. A lot of universities in my area actually combine the two fields into "environmental and evolutionary biology" degrees.
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Postby February Beetle » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:18 pm

U of Kansas no longer required biology for their enviro sci degree. How messed up is that? At least that is what my coworker who just graduated with that degree said.
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Postby alextemplet » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:12 pm

That doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Here at NSU the only environmental program is with the biology department.
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