I am especially interested in the interplay between evolutionary, ecological, behavioral, and genetic factors, and how they affect geographic variation and the process of natural selection in natural populations. My interests lie largely in the region of overlap between evolution, ecology, behavior, and population/quantitative genetics. As can be seen by my publications, my approach is a mixture of theory, field observations, and experimental manipulation, in both field and laboratory. I am a theoretician in that I generate most of my hypotheses and predictions, but I am also an empiricist in that I like to test my predictions as soon as they are made.
- John Endler
(from an online biography)
Students pretend they are a scientist like John Endler in this Web activity. They visit his pools, form hypotheses, and test them out. In the process, they learn about natural selection and sexual selection.