Evolution education is a complex landscape

Ryan D.P. Dunk, M. Elizabeth Barnes, Michael J. Reiss, Brian Alters, Anila Asghar, B. Elijah Carter, Sehoya Cotner, Amanda L. Glaze, Patricia H. Hawley, Jamie L. Jensen, Louise S. Mead, Louis S. Nadelson, Craig E. Nelson, Briana Pobiner, Eugenie C. Scott, Andrew Shtulman, Gale M. Sinatra, Sherry A. Southerland, Emily M. Walter, Sara E. BrownellJason Wiles

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Researchers in various contexts have long struggled with an apparent disconnect between an individual’s level of understanding of biological evolution and their acceptance of it as an explanation for the history and diversity of life. Here, we discuss the main factors associated with acceptance of evolution and chart a path forward for evolution education research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNature Ecology and Evolution
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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Dunk, R. D. P., Barnes, M. E., Reiss, M. J., Alters, B., Asghar, A., Carter, B. E., Cotner, S., Glaze, A. L., Hawley, P. H., Jensen, J. L., Mead, L. S., Nadelson, L. S., Nelson, C. E., Pobiner, B., Scott, E. C., Shtulman, A., Sinatra, G. M., Southerland, S. A., Walter, E. M., ... Wiles, J. (2019). Evolution education is a complex landscape. Nature Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0802-9