Systematics Seminar Fall 2009
This is the home page of the UConn EEB department's Systematics Seminar. This is a graduate seminar devoted to issues of interest to graduate students and faculty who make up the systematics program at the University of Connecticut.
Meeting time and place
We are meeting this semester in the Bamford Room (TLS 171B) Tuesdays 4-5pm.
Theme for Fall Semester 2009
This semester we will focus on speciation and hybridization, then transition into phylogeography/ historical biogeography. Random papers/ themes, however, are welcomed.
Schedule for Fall Semester 2009
Note: the papers linked here require a user name and password to access. If you have forgotten the user name and/or password, contact Paul Lewis. If you want to upload a PDF file for an upcoming discussion, use the Systematics Seminar PDF upload form. Uploading PDFs requires the same user name and password as viewing PDFs.
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009:
Discussion leader: Elizabeth Wade
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
Discussion Leader: Elizabeth Timpe
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
Discussion leaders: Nic Tippery and Dave Wagner
- Whitfield et al. 2006. Thrice Out of Africa: Ancient and Recent Expansions of the Honey Bee, Apis mellifera. Science 314: 642-645.
- Albrecht et al. 2007. Invaders or endemics? Molecular phylogenetics, biogeography and systematics of Dreissena in the Balkans. Freshwater Biology 52: 1525-1536.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Discussion leader: Chris Owen
Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
Discussion leader: Daniel Fan
We will continue talking about Dispersal-Extinction-Cladogesis (DEC) model this week. In 2005, Ree et al. proposed the initial version of DEC although this approach was not named at that time. In 2008, Ree and Smith developed it and published a paper in Sys. Bio., which might be thought as the second version. The paper we will read is about the third version of DEC, likelihood with fossil, and they call it DEC*.
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
Juan Carlos Villarreal
I would recommend to check Figure S6 (supplements are available online).
The next paper is optional. It talks about priors for molecular dating analyses. Simon Ho has published a more recent paper on the topic, this is shorter/simpler.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
Discussion Leader: Roberta
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
Discussion leader: Geert Goemans
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Discussion leader: Nic Tippery
- Nielsen, R. and M. A. Beaumont. 2009. Statistical inferences in phylogeography. Molecular Ecology 18: 1034-1047.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Discussion Leader: Beth Wade
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
Discussion leader: Karolina Fučíková
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
Discussion Leader: Dave Wagner
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
Discussion Leader: Chris Owen