Mismatch? (lesson plan)

In this lesson, students learn about the concept of evolutionary mismatch and apply it to various problems of sustainable development. They reflect on how we can deal with mismatch and develop solutions.

Note: This lesson will primarily discuss mismatch related to human behavior and well-being or social sustainability. However, the concept of evolutionary mismatch can also be discussed in the context of ecological sustainability, especially with regard to the impact of human activities on nature, since many observed maladaptations in organisms can be traced back to human impact on ecosystems and the associated change in natural living conditions.

Author: Susan Hanisch

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