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

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 (