Classic Works in Evolutionary Biology S2014
Instructors: Kurt Schwenk and Elizabeth Jockusch
Meeting time: Tuesdays, 4-5 pm
Meeting place: Bamford Room
|Date||Discussion Leader(s)||Readings||Additional Resources|
|Jan. 28||Kurt and Elizabeth||Excerpts from William Paley's "Natural Theology"
Excerpts from William Whewell's 1845 "Indications of the Creator"
|Feb. 4||Bill||Lamarck's Physiological Zoology (1809)
Excerpts from Owen on Homology and Types
|Feb. 11||Veronica||Darwin's and Wallace's 1858 Linnean Society Texts
|| Visualization: The Preservation of Favored Traces |
-- a graphic representation of the changes to *On the Origin of Species* through its six editions.
Owen's (anonymous) review of the Origin link
Wallace-Darwin similarities: more than a coincidence?
|Feb. 25||Cera||Heredity and Variation
Also worth a look, to see how rapidly genetics progressed
|Classic Literature in Genetics link|
Morgan, T.H. (1916) A Critique of the Theory of Evolution—Morgan reviews evolution and theories of heredity to that time: Morgan (1916) link
|March 4||Brigette|| Population Genetic Groundwork for the Modern Synthesis
Focus of Discussion
Also have a look at the beginning and end of these (but skip the math in between)
|March 11||Suman|| Excerpt from Dobzhansky (1937) Genetics and the Origin of Species
Also have a look at Dobzhansky's work on isolating mechanisms in Drosophila
|Bateson (1909) includes statement of Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibility model of speciation
H. J. Muller (1942) on the genetics of isolating mechanisms
|March 18||SPRING BREAK|
|March 25||Velotta, Michael||
Excerpt from George Gaylord Simpson's (1953) Major Features of Evolution
|April 1||Katie, Sara||Speciation and hybridization--we'll get both a zoological perspective and a botanical perspective|
|April 8||Ellen, Bill||Evo-Devo: outside the synthesis (selections from Waddington, Goldschmidt, and/or Schmalhausen)|
|April 15||Johana, Manette||Gould and Lewontin, Spandrels|
|April 22||Jimmy, Jessie||Tentative: Van Valen, Red Queen|
|April 29||Nora, Tim||Tentative: Felsenstein, Phylogeny and the Comparative Method|