Frogs in 3-D

Natural Selection of Behavior

It’s not just morphology - how an organism looks - that can be affected by natural selection. It’s also how the species behaves. A species’ behavior can also affect its ability to survive, and thus be the result of evolution.

Watch the video below and consider the following questions.

What are some examples of behaviors that help frogs survive in challenging environments?

What does it mean to be a direct developing frog? Why would this be an advantage compared to having a tadpole stage?

What does Mara study? What surprising finding did she uncover?

How Natural Selection Influences Behavior Using the example of reproductive strategies as an example, Mara Laslo discusses frog behaviors that have evolved through natural selection. (6 min.)