What Is Evolution? with Mohamed Noor, Earl D. McLean Professor and Chair of the Biology Department of Duke University.
Professor Noor is an avid researcher into complex areas of evolution, hybridization, and genetics. He is known for (among other things) helping develop “a model wherein regions of restricted recombination, as by chromosomal inversions, facilitate the persistence of hybridizing species.” In 2008, he was awarded the Darwin-Wallace Medal from the Linnean Society of London.
He has served as editor for the international journal Evolution and associate editor for several other journals, as well as authoring over 100 publications. He has served as president of the American Genetic Association and Society for the Study of Evolution and as a board member for the Genetics Society of America.
Genetics and Evolution Classes
Noor and his group have also developed laboratory activities for high schools and colleges and a commercial kit for observing natural selection in Drosophila.He has been active in education and outreach, receiving numerous teaching and mentoring awards from his institution, and more recently teaching online genetics and evolution classes.
This is the first lesson of that course, and it leads directly to the whole series of classes. For people with a desire to understand basic genetics and evolution, watching these videos is an excellent way to learn.