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Biology 506/507 ARCHIVE
Systematics and Evolution Forum
(2003/2004)


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Resources for students registered in BIOL 506:


SCHEDULE - 2003/2004

NOTE: ALL LECTURES WILL BE AT 3 PM IN BioSciences B121 (except those marked **).

Date
Presenter
Lecture Topic
Focal Paper
Sept. 8 Graham/Palmer Organizational meeting  
Sept. 15 Alexandra Eaves
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
Part I: Mindless and Faceless: Why study sea urchin development? Part II: Cloning in Sea urchin larvae: Comparisons with normal development and other echinoderm classes (none)
Sept. 22 Dr. Bruce Rannala
Medical Genetics
University of Alberta
Bayesian estimation of species divergence times and ancestral population sizes using DNA sequences from multiple loci (none)
Sept. 29      
Oct. 6      
Oct. 13 No class (Thanksgiving break)  
Oct. 20 Randall Mindell
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
The significance of absense in the fossil record Benton, M.J. et al. 2000. Quality of the fossil record through time. Nature 403:534-537
Oct. 27 Dr. Joseph Nelson
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
Systematics of fishes (none)
Nov. 3 Jessie Zgurski
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
Evolutionary biology and its relevance to captive breeding programs for endangered wildlife Hedrick, P.W. 2001. Conservation genetics: where are we now? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 16:629-636
Nov. 10 No class (Fall term class break )  
Nov. 17 Dr. Evgueni Zakharov
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
Evolutionary aspects of hybridization in swallowtail butterflies (Lepidoptera; Papilionidae) (none)
Nov. 24 Chris Schmidt
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
Insect genitalic morphology and the lock-and-key hypothesis Arnqvist, G. 1998. Comparative evidence for the evolution of genitalia by sexual selection. Nature 393:784-786
Dec. 1 Dr. Raoul Mutter
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
TBA (none)
Date
Presenter
WINTER TERM
Lecture Topic
Focal Paper
Jan. 12 Palmer/Proctor Organizational meeting  
Jan. 19 Dr. Richard Palmer
Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Evolution of Development: Insights from Biological Asymmetries (none)
Jan. 26 Dr. Heather Proctor
Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Birds and Their Bugs: Factors Affecting Richness, Abundance, and Cophylogenetic Relationships of Bird-Associated Arthropods Paterson, A.M. and J. Banks. 2001. Analytical approaches to measuring cospeciation of host and parasites: Through a glass, darkly. Int. J. Parasitol. 31:1012-1022
Feb. 2 Amanda Roe
Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Western Coneworms: Molecular Systematics and Morphological Identification (none)
Feb. 9 Dr. Arthur Anker
Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Systematics and Evolution of Snapping Shrimp (Alpheidae): Claw Asymmetry, Symbioses, Diversification (none)
Feb. 16 no class Reading Week  
Feb. 23 Vazrick Nazari
Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Chromosome evolution in butterflies Livingstone, K. and L. Reisberg. (2003) Chromosomal evolution and speciation: a recombination-based approach. New Phytologist 161:107-112.
(download)
Mar. 1 Tara Gallagher
Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Geographic Parthenogenesis: Why do some species stop having sex? Kearney, M. (2003) Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18(12): 605-607
(download)
Mar. 8 Dr. Pierre Lemelin
Division of Anatomy
University of Alberta
Locomotor evolution in arboreal mammals: Why do some opossums walk like monkeys Gillis, G. (2004) Walk on four legs, not on two. J. Exp. Biol. 207:713-714 (a short commentary on Lemelin's work)
(download)
Mar. 15 Dr. Brad Magor
Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Evolution of Adaptive Humoral Immunity in Early Vertebrates (none)
Mar. 22** Dr. Locke Rowe
Dept. of Zoology
Univ. of Toronto
Comparative Approaches to Sexually Antagonistic Coevolution
NOTE ROOM CHANGE: TALK WILL BE IN M145 BioSciences
(none)
Mar. 29 Dr. Murray Gingras
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta
Evolutionary Implications of Animal Behaviors Preserved in the Sedimentary Rock Record (none)
Apr. 5 Tara Macdonald
Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Systematics and Evolution of Spirorbid Polychaetes: How the Worm Got Its Turn (and other stories) (none)
May 3 Dr. Bill McGrew
Depts. of Anthropology & Zoology
Miami University, Oxford, OH
*** SPECIAL SEMINAR ***

Ape and Human Handedness: What We Know and Don't Know
NOTE ROOM CHANGE: TALK WILL BE IN M149 BioSciences
(none)

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