Systematics Seminar Spring 2010

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This is an archive of a past event

If you are looking for the current semester's Systematic Seminar web page, go to Systematics Seminar instead.

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.

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Meeting time and place

We are meeting this semester in the Bamford Room (TLS 171B) Tuesdays 4-5pm.

Theme for Spring Semester 2010

This semester we will focus on random papers/themes.

Schedule for Spring Semester 2010

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, January 26th, 2010:

Discussion leader: Chris Owen
This week we will look at two new methods (nonparametric and parametric) that aim to find the correct species tree in the forest of gene trees.

Pdficon small.gifO'Meara 2009 SystBiol.pdf

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010:

Discussion leader: Geert Goemans the 15th
This week we will look at biogeography and evolution in the West Indies.

Pdficon small.gifRicklefs & Birmingham, 2008 West Indies.pdf

Tuesday, February 10th, 2010:

Discussion leader: Lily Lewis
This week we will discuss dating of bryophyte phylogenies.

Pdficon small.gifVanderpoorten leptoscyphus.pdf

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010:

Discussion leader: Elizabeth Timpe
This week we will discuss the estimation of species trees based on multilocus nuclear data.

Pdficon small.gifLeache_2009.pdf
Pdficon small.gifLeache_2009_supplementary_material.pdf

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010:

Discussion leader: Dave Wagner
This week we will discuss the most recent reconstruction of the arthropod phylogeny.

Pdficon small.gifRegier et al 2010.pdf
Pdficon small.gifSupp. Material Regier et al 2010.pdf

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010:

Discussion leader: Chris Owen
This week we will discuss the limits of estimating extinction rates from phylogenies.

Pdficon small.gifRabosky_2010_Extinction.pdf
Pdficon small.gifSupporting info.pdf

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010:

Discussion leader: Molly Letsch
This week we will continue the discussion Lily started about dating and distribution patterns, this time in lichens.

Pdficon small.gifOtálora_2010.pdf

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010:

Discussion leader: Karolina Fucikova

Pdficon small.gifDobes & Paule 2010 MPE.pdf

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010:

Discussion leader: Beth Wade

Pdficon small.gifRoss et al 2010 fire ant species.pdf

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010:

Discussion leader: Daniel Fan

Pdficon small.gifVenditti_2010_Nature.pdf
Pdficon small.gifVenditti_2010_Nature_Supplement.pdf

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010:


Tuesday, April 20th, 2010:

Discussion leader: Molly Letsch

Pdficon small.gifDetwiler et al 2010 cryptic species.pdf

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010:

Discussion leader: Beth Wade

Pdficon small.gifGodsoe 2010 SysBio Niche model.pdf

Past Systematics Seminars