Summaries of past lectures given in Biol606 (1998-2001).


2001 Lecture Reports:
Lecture 2001-1
A. McAdam: The heritability of fitness
Lecture 2001-2
N. Tatarnic: The process of speciation
Lecture 2001-3
G. Hernandez Castillo: Seed plant phylogeny and the anthophyte hypothesis
Lecture 2001-4
S. Little: Systematics and biogeography of the Laurales, a case study
Lecture 2001-5
M. Riley: Fitness landscapes in early vascular land plants
Lecture 2001-6
N. Tatarnic: Causes of extinction
Lecture 2001-7
S. Little: Origin of angiosperm flowers
Lecture 2001-8
G. Hernandez Castillo: Sensory bias in sexual selection
Lecture 2001-9
M. Riley: The quality of the fossil record
Lecture 2001-10
A. McAdam: Conservation of the heritage, utility, and potential of biodiversity

2000 Lecture Reports:
Lecture 2K-1
M. Wilson: Measuring rates of change in the fossil record
Lecture 2K-2
McPherson: The role of polyploidy in the speciation of flowering plants
Lecture 2K-3
Penney: Studying adaptation using Felsenstein's independent contrasts
Lecture 2K-4
Perry: Chicken Fingers: a case study of the relationship between development and homology
Lecture 2K-5
Duffy: Watch for falling rocks: extraterrestrial impact as a cause of species extinction
Lecture 2K-6
Brzustowski: The potential evolutionary impact of genetic engineering
Lecture 2K-7
McPherson: Basal angiosperm relationships
Lecture 2K-8
Duffy: The quest for chordate origins
Lecture 2K-9
Penney: The Ecdysozoa: true taxon or molecular mirage?
Lecture 2K-10
Perry: The broken record: how complete is our knowledge of past life?
Lecture 2K-11
Brzustowski: The Use of Fossil Stratigraphy in Phylogenetic Reconstruction

The links from the 1999 session are still available here:

1999 Lecture Reports:
Lecture 99-1
Palmer: Genetic assimilation: evolutionarily significant?
Lecture 99-2
Cameron: Dorso-ventral inversion hypotheses
Lecture 99-3
Abe: Testing the incongruence of phylogenetic trees
Lecture 99-4
McIntyre: Evolutionary significance of phenotypic plasticity
Lecture 99-5
Jackson: Origin of evolutionary novelties
Lecture 99-6
Abe: Ecological context of speciation
Lecture 99-7
Cameron: Conservation and Radical Evolutionary Changes in Early Development

BIOL 606 was offered, for the first time, in January - April of 1998. The information from that session is still available at the links below:

1998 Lecture Reports:
Lecture 98-1
Zaklan: Introduction to arthropod phylogeny - Are They Polyphyletic?
Lecture 98-2
Cooper: Evolution of chemical defenses in plants
Lecture 98-3
Jackson: Contributions of biogeographic information to phylogenetic analyses
Lecture 98-4
Dueck: The use and abuse of molecular phylogenies
Lecture 98-5
McIntyre: Evolution of insect wings
Lecture 98-6
Reynolds: Molecular methods of identifying paternity
Lecture 98-7
Jekielek: Measuring fitness in natural populations with particular reference to natural selection
Lecture 98-8
Keivany: Phylogenetic analysis of heterogeneous data sets
Lecture 98-9
Kyle: The evolution of microsatellites
Lecture 98-10
Davis: Hox genes and the evolution of development
Lecture 98-11
Polziehn: The role of organismal and nuclear DNA for inferring phylogenetic relationships
Lecture 98-12
G. Wilson: The use of ancient DNA to infer phylogenies
Lecture 98-13
Steinhilber: Common patterns of development in animals and their evolutionary significance
Lecture 98-14
Hanke: The evolution of body size


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