Lewis Spurgin
Lewis Spurgin is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Groningen and a visiting researcher at the University of East Anglia. He writes about science, politics, culture and writing.

Written by Lewis Spurgin

Two men of Tristan da Cuhna Island in 1963. The islanders are descended from an original group of just fifteen people. Photo by National Geographic/Getty Images
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This island life

The strange biology of island populations highlights the role of chance, not just selection, in evolutionary change

Lewis Spurgin