Ralph Seelke is a Professor of Biology (Emeritus) at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He earned his PhD in Microbiology at the University of Minnesota, and he has conducted research in experimental evolution at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and Stanford University Medical School. He has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Journal of Bacteriology, and Molecular and General Genetics. He is co-author of the textbook Explore Evolution. Using the links below you can find out more about Seelke’s experiments with E. coli bacteria and how those experiments show the limits of Darwinian evolution.
Ann K. Gauger, Stephanie Ebnet, Pamela F. Fahey, Ralph Seelke, “Reductive Evolution Can Prevent Populations from Taking Simple Adaptive Paths to High Fitness”