Classic Works in Evolutionary Biology Seminar

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Course Information

Instructors: Kurt Schwenk and Elizabeth Jockusch
Meeting time: Mondays 9:05-10:00
Meeting place: Bamford Room


Classic Works in Evolutionary Biology Complete List
Ned Friedman's page on early evolutionists Link
course pdf upload link

Discussion Schedule

Date Discussion Leader(s) Readings Additional Resources
Jan 23 Kurt & Elizabeth Paley (1802) Pdficon small.gif Lamarck (1809) Pdficon small.gif Elliot (1914) introduction to Lamarck Pdficon small.gif
Jan. 30 Elizabeth & Kurt Darwin & Wallace (1858); With new introduction by Michael Ghiselin Pdficon small.gif Original, published version of Darwin & Wallace (1958) Pdficon small.gif
Feb. 6 Population Genetic Groundwork for the Modern Synthesis

Focus of Discussion:

Wright (1932)Pdficon small.gif—includes adaptive landscape metaphor


Fisher (1918)Pdficon small.gif—Mendelian inheritance, pp. 399-401, 432(end)-433
Haldane (1924) Pdficon small.gif—mathematical theory of selection, pp. 19, 37(end)-39
Feb. 13
Feb. 20
Feb. 27
March 6
March 20
March 27
April 3
April 10
April 17
April 24
Kate Evolution at two levels in humans and chimpanzees (