Speciation&adaptive radiation series

Fall 2006, EEB 607, section 006, 1 credit hour

Instructor: Sergey Gavrilets (4-8136; gavrila@tiem.utk.edu)

Friday 12:20-1:10, Dabney 575


web page:   http://www.tiem.utk.edu/~gavrila/607.html

This fall our traditional Friday speciation seminar (12:20-1:10) will be on
"Hot topics in speciation/diversification" (as seen by Nature, Science,
PLOS, and PNAS). We will be discussing papers published very recently
(last year or two).

Organizational meeting: Friday, August 25th, 12:20, Dabney 575

Class format:

The discussion leader:
- identifies (in consultation with the instructor and/or other faculty) and distributes additional reading (1 paper) by Monday;
- prepares a powerpoint presentation (all figures and tables from the main paper and its Supplementary Material must be included);
- distributes participants' comments (see below) to the list by 9:00 am Friday morning;
- makes the presentation and leads the discussion
- summarizes the participants' comments

Participants:
- read the paper(s) and write 3 short paragraphs on
       1) what I like about the paper
       2) what I don't like about the paper
       3) what makes this paper "hot"
- email his/her comments to the discussion leader and the instructor by 5:00pm Thursday (subject line: "EEB607"; plain ascii text only! no attachments!)
- actively participate in the discussions


date
discussion leader
main paper
comments
Sept.1
Jason  Leonard
Qvarnström et al. additional reading is here
Sept.8
Rick Dilling
Patterson et al.
additional reading is here
Sept.15
Matt Valente Rieseberg et al.
send comments to Joe Williams; additional reading is here
Sept.22
Carrie Eaton
Novotny et al.
send comments to Carrie and Ben Fitzpatrick
Sept.29
Matt Niemiller
Wright et al.
send comments to Matt and Jim Fordyce
Oct.6
Graham Reynolds
Mavarez et al.
additional reading is here and here and here
Oct.13
no classes - Fall Break


Oct.20
Kerry Hansknecht Grant&Grant
additional reading is here and here
Oct.27
Barry DeRennaux
Woods et al. additional reading is here and here
Nov.3
Premal Shah
Bascompte et al.
additional reading is here and here
Nov.10
Matt and Graham (Ben)
Hughes&Eastwood
Nov.17
Carrie,  Barry and Rick (Sergey)
Scheffer&van Nes
Nov.24
no classes - Thanksgiving Break


Dec.1
Jason, Kerry, Premal (Joe&Jim&Mike)
Whibley et al. additional reading is here and here


Some papers to choose from 
(Note that pdf's can be accessed via online text)

Ortiz-Barrientos and Noor (2005) "Evidence for a one-allele assortative mating locus"
       Science  310:1467  (online text

Whibley et al. (2006) "Evoutionary paths underlying flower color variation in Antirrhinum"
       Science 313: 963-966 (online text)

Bascompte et al.  (2006) "Asymmetric Coevolutionary Networks Facilitate Biodiversity Maintenance"
       Science 312: 431-433  (online text)

Maharjan et al. (2006) "Clonal Adaptive Radiation in a Constant Environment"
       Science 313: 514-517 (online text)

Grant&Grant (2006) "Evolution of Character Displacement in Darwin's Finches"
       Science 313: 224-226 (online text)

Condit et al. (2006) "The Importance of Demographic Niches to Tree Diversity"
       Science 313: 98-101 (online text)

Davidson& Erwin (2006) "Gene Regulatory Networks and the Evolution of Animal Body Plans"
        Science 311: 796-800  (online text)
       Coyne's comment (online text), Erwin&Davidson's reply (online text)

Novotny et al. (2006) "Why Are There So Many Species of Herbivorous Insects in Tropical Rainforests?"
       Science 313: 1115-1118 (online text)

Qvarnström et al. (2006) "Testing the genetics underlying the co-evolution of mate choice and ornament in the wild"
       Nature 441: 84-86 (online text)

Patterson et al (2006) "Genetic evidence for complex speciation of humans and chimpanzees"
       Nature 441: 1103-1108
(online text)

Mavarez et al. (2006)
"Speciation by hybridization in Heliconius butterflies"
       Nature 441: 868-871 (online text)

Rieseberg et al. (2006) "The nature of plant species"
       Nature 440: 524-527 (online text)

Hughes&Eastwood (2006) "Island radiation on a continental scale: Exceptional rates
of plant diversification after uplift of the Andes"
       PNAS 103: 10334-10339
(online text)

Nosil&Crespi (2006) "Experimental evidence that predation promotes divergence in adaptive radiation"
       PNAS 103: 9090-9095 (online text)  

Woods et al. (2006) "
Tests of parallel molecular evolution in a long-term experiment with Escherichia coli
"
 
      PNAS 103: 9107-9112 (online text)  

Wright et al. (2006) "
The road from Santa Rosalia: A faster tempo of evolution in tropical climates
"    
       PNAS 103: 7718-7722 (online text)

Sinervo et al. (2006) "
Self-recognition, color signals, and cycles of greenbeard mutualism and altruism"
      PNAS 103: 7372-7377 (online text)

Kronforst et al. (2006) "Linkage of butterfly mate preference and wing color preference cue at the genomic location of wingless"
      PNAS 103: 6575-6580 (online text)

Scheffer&van Nes (2006) "
Self-organized similarity, the evolutionary emergence of groups of similar species"
      PNAS 103: 6230-6235 (online text)