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Biology 506
Systematics and Evolution Forum
(2015)


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 - 2015

Date
Place
Presenter
(program, supervisor)
Lecture Topic
Jan. 5 Rich Palmer
Organizational meeting
Jan. 12
3 PM
B105
  (no class)
Jan. 19
3 PM
B105
Practice lecture:
1) Erin Campbell (MSc, Sperling)
2) Stephen Trevoy (MSc, Sperling)
3) Katherine Bramble (MSc, Currie)
1) Sex, Genes and Conflict
2) Foster’s Rule: Examples and Causes of Island Gigantism and Dwarfism
3) Nature's Zombies: Manipulation of Host Behavior by Parasites
Jan. 26
3 PM
B105
Erin Campbell (MSc, Sperling) Sex, Genes and Conflict
Feb. 2
3 PM
B105
Stephen Trevoy (MSc, Sperling) Foster’s Rule: Examples and Causes of Island Gigantism and Dwarfism
Feb. 9
3 PM
B105
Katherine Bramble (MSc, Currie) Nature's Zombies: Manipulation of Host Behavior by Parasites
Feb. 16
(no class)
Reading Week
Feb. 23
3 PM
B105
Practice lecture:
4) Sydney Mohr (MSc, Currie)
5) Alex Grossi (PhD, Proctor)
6) Jasmine Mah (MSc, Leys)
4) Patterns of sexual dimorphism in endemic island birds
5) Carnivorous plants: Evolution, prey capture, mutualisms
6) The bush of life: Searching for the most basal metazoan phylum
Mar. 2
3 PM
B105
Sydney Mohr (MSc, Currie) Patterns of sexual dimorphism in endemic island birds
Mar. 9
3 PM
B105
Alexandra Grossi (PhD, Proctor) Carnivorous plants: Evolution, prey capture, mutualisms
Mar. 16
3 PM
B105
Jasmine Mah (MSc, Leys) The bush of life: Searching for the most basal metazoan phylum
Mar. 23
3 PM
B105
Practice lecture:
7) Delyle Polet (PhD, Bertram+
      Theodor, Calgary)
8) Zhuoyan Song (PhD, Proctor)
7) Adaptive Landscape Concept: History, Theory, Predictive Value
8) Adaptive Radiation
Mar. 30
*Two lectures*
B105
3 PM- Ian Burns (MSc, Coltman)

4 PM- Delyle Polet (PhD, Bertram+
      Theodor, Calgary)

Species Concepts: Relevance to Conservation Biology

Adaptive Landscape Concept: History, Theory, Predictive Value

Tuesday
Apr. 7
(note day and time change)
4 PM
B105
Zhuoyan Song (PhD, Proctor) Ecological Causes of Adaptive Radiation

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