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Biology 506/507
Systematics and Evolution Forum
(2006/2007)


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Presentations in past years


SCHEDULE - 2006/2007

Speakers with an asterisk (*) next to their name are registered students who will give a lecture on the specified topic.

Date
Place
Presenter
FALL TERM 2006
Lecture Topic
Focal Paper
Sept. 11   (organizational meeting for B506 students)  
Sept. 18
3 PM
B105
Heather Proctor
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
The evolution of colouration in water mites: aposematism vs photo-protection  
Sept. 25
3 PM
B105
Else Marie Friis
Swedish Museum of Natural History,
Stockholm
Great events and small flowers: insights from the fossil record  
Oct. 2
3 PM
B105
Jocelyn Hall
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
Evolution of a novel and ecologically important fruit trait in Brassicaceae  
Oct. 9
(no class)
Thanksgiving break  
Oct. 16
3 PM
B105
Marla Schwarzfeld*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(Sperling)
Sauropod dinosaurs Harris, J.D. 2006. Evolutionary relationships of the Flagellicaudata (Dinosauria: Sauropoda). J. Syst. Paleontol. 4: 185-198
(download)
Oct. 23
3 PM
B105
Bronwyn Williams*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(Coltman/Proctor)
Co-phylogenetic analyses of host and symbionts Banks, J.C. & A.M. Paterson. 2005. Multi-host parasite species in cophylogenetic studies. Int. J. Parasit. 35: 741-746
(download)
Oct. 30
3 PM
B105
Mike Caldwell
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
The origins of snakes: underground, above ground, or in the water?  
Nov. 6
3 PM
B105
Jason Dombroskie*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(Sperling)
Evolution of host-shifting in leaf-eating insects Ohshima, I & Yoshizawa, K. 2006. Multiple host shifts between distantly related plants, Juglandaceae and Ericaceae, in the leaf-mining moth Acrocercops leucophaea complex (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Mol Phyl Evol. 38:231-240
(download)
Nov. 13
(no class)
Remembrance Day  
Nov. 20
3 PM
B105
Phil Bell*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(Currie)
A croc's tail: The driving force behind crocodile behaviour Elsworth, P.G, Seebacher, F. and Franklin, C.E. 2003. Sustained swimming performance in crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus): effects of body size and temperature. J. Herpetol. 37:363-368.
(download)
Nov. 27
3 PM
B105
Alison Murray
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
Phylogenetic relationships of African tetras (characiform fishes), and the issue of dwarfism  
Dec. 4
3 PM
B105
Dr. Alex Wolfe
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta
Infrared spectroscopy of conifer resins, Paleogene forests, and the origin of Baltic amber  
Dec. 11
3 PM
B105
TBA    
Date
Place
Presenter
WINTER TERM 2007
Lecture Topic
Focal Paper
Jan. 8
(no class)
   
Jan. 15
3 PM
G110
Palmer/Proctor Organizational meeting for B506 students only  
Jan. 22
3 PM
M145
Bronwyn Williams
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
Genetic consequences of reintroduction: American marten re-establishment in the Midwestern U.S.  
Jan. 29
3 PM
M145
Sascha Jeffers*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(Coltman)
Conservation controversy: What species do we protect? Rhymer J. M. et al. 2001. Mitochondrial phylogeography, subspecific taxonomy, and conservation genetics of sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis; Aves: Gruidae). Conserv. Genet. 2:203-218.
(download)
Feb. 5
3 PM
M145
Victoria Arbour*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(Currie)
Domestication and evolution: From wolf to woof Vila et al., 1997. Multiple and ancient origins of the domestic dog. Science 276, 1687-1689.
(download)
Feb. 12
3 PM
M145
Dr. Don Brinkman
Senior Curator
Vertebrate Palaeontology
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Turtles of Alberta, and their response to climate change in the Late Cretaceous  
Feb. 19
(no class)
Reading Week  
Feb. 26
3 PM
M145
Lindsey Burke*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(Coltman)
The Platypus Paradox: Where do monotremes belong? Janke et al., 1996. The mitochondrial genome of a monotreme-The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). J. Mol. Evol. 42:153-159.
(download)
Mar. 5
3 PM
M145
Miriam Reichel*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(Currie)
The evolution of toxicity in frogs Summers & Clough 2001. The evolution of coloration and toxicity in the poison frog family (Dendrobatidae). PNAS 98:6227-6232.
(download)
Mar. 12
3 PM
M145
Brian Rankin*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(Fox/Wilson)
Homo "il confuso" Brown et al. 2004. A new small-bodied hominin from the Late Pleistocene of Flores, Indonesia. Nature 431:1055-1061.
(download)
Mar. 19
3 PM
M145
Marcie Plishka*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(Currah)
Evolutionary history of fungal skin pathogens (Dermatophyta) Summerbell 2000. Form and function in the evolution of dermatophytes. In: Kushwaha RKS, Guarro J (Eds.). Biology of Dermatophytes and other Keratinophilic Fungi. Revista Iberoamericana de Micolog’a, Bilbao. p. 30-43.
(download)
Mar. 26
3 PM
M145
Dr. Eric Snively
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
Headstrong love! Biomechanics supports head-butting behaviour in pachycepahlosaurian dinosaurs  
Apr. 2
3 PM
M145
Dr. Enrico Scarpella
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
Patterning veins: Leaf vascular pattern formation  
Apr. 9
3 PM
M145
(no class)
Easter Monday  

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