The species by which the term and theory of adaptive radiation came to be known is the finches’ discovered by Charles Darwin. It is the process whereby different species emerge from one ancestor. If there is one species dominating in an environment then there will be an overuse of the resources so the individuals in the population will begin competing for them. This can result in the decrease of the population. In order to avoid dying off of individuals, the organisms radiate to different areas within the environment. They adapt to their new environments which in turn makes them into new species. This ties...
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