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Biology 506/507
Systematics and Evolution Forum
(2010/2011)


Instructors
Fall Term Coordinator
Alison Murray
Office: Biological Sciences Z1012,
Phone 2-9244, ammurray@ualberta.ca
Winter Term Coordinator
A. Richard Palmer
Office: Biological Sciences Z1116,
Phone 2-3633, rich.palmer@ualberta.ca

Course Overview:


Resources for students registered in BIOL 506:


Presentations in past years

SCHEDULE - 2010/2011

Speakers with an asterisk (*) next to their name are registered students in the course who will give a lecture on the specified topic. The remaining talks are research presentations.

Date
Place
Presenter
(program, supervisor)
WINTER TERM 2011
Lecture Topic
Focal Paper
Jan. 10   (no class)  
Jan. 17
3 PM
B105
Rich Palmer
Organizational meeting
 
Jan. 20
12 PM
M137
Dr. Allen Moore
Dept. of BioSciences
Univ. of Exeter
*** SPECIAL SEMINAR ***
The evolution of family life: Genetic influences on parental care
 
Jan. 24
3 PM
B105
Rene Malenfant
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(MSc- Coltman)
White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) transcriptomics and SNP discovery  
Jan. 31
3 PM
B105
Heather Bird*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(MSc- Sperling)
Seeds of confusion: How apomixis, polyploidy and agamospecies confound species delineation in plants Campbell and Wright 1996. Apomixis, hybridization, and taxonomic complexity in eastern North American Amelanchier (Rosaceae). Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 31:345-354.
(download)
[NOTE: The genus Amelanchier includes, among other things, the lovely and delicious saskatoon.]
Feb. 7
3 PM
B105
Kaylee Byers*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(MSc- Proctor)
Malware in the biological world: Parasite manipulation of host behavior Yanoviak et al. 2008. Parasite-induced fruit mimicry in a tropical canopy ant. American Naturalist 171: 536-544.
(download)
Feb. 14
3 PM
B105
(TBA) (TBA)  
Feb. 21
(no class)
Reading Week
 
Feb. 28
3 PM
B105
Michael Burns*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(PhD- Currie)
Evolution of the vertebrate immune response De Tomaso, A. W. 2009. Sea squirts and immune tolerance. Disease Models & Mechanisms 2:440-445.
(download)
Mar. 7
3 PM
B105
Rene Malenfant*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(MSc- Coltman)
The Price is Right: Understanding natural selection's most fundamental equation Frank S.A. 1995. George Price's contributions to evolutionary genetics. Journal of Theoretical Biology 175:373-388.
(download)
Mar. 14
3 PM
B105
Kelly Grieve*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(MSc- Murray)
Convergent evolution of echolocation in bats and toothed whales Liu et al. 2010. Cetaceans on a molecular fast track to ultrasonic hearing. Current Biology: 20(20) 1834-1839.
(download)
Mar. 21
3 PM
M145
(TBA) (TBA)  
Mar. 28
3 PM
B105
Heather Proctor
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
Sexual conflict and the evolution of sperm transfer in mites (Acari)  
Apr. 4
3 PM
B105
Peter Mankowski*
Biological Sciences,
University of Alberta
(MSc- Hall)
The ABCs of floral ontogeny and the evolution of orchid flower form Chang et al. 2009. Characterization of the Possible Roles for B Class MADS Box Genes in Regulation of Perianth Formation in Orchid. Plant Physiology 152,:837-853.
(download)
Apr. 11
3 PM
M145
**NOTE ROOM
CHANGE**
Dr. Emily Carrington
Friday Harbor Laboratories,
University of Washington
Living in a material world: Ecomechanics of mussel attachment on wave-swept shores  

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