Seminar - Arjen van't Hof

Industrial melanism in the Peppered Moth (Biston betularia) has been one of the earliest examples of Anthropogenic natural selection. The simplicity of the system allowed it to become a textbook example of evolution in the making. The light wild-type form was no longer protected from visual predators by camouflage on coal polluted resting sites and was quickly replaced by a melanic mutant inconspi