Seminar in Comparative Biology

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Fall 2007 Instructor of Record: Carl Schlichting

This is the home page of the UConn EEB department's Seminar in Comparative Biology. This (Fall 2007) semester, we are meeting each Monday at 11:30am in the Bamford Conference Room in the Torrey Life Science building.

Contents

Schedule for Fall Semester 2007

The papers for discussion are available as PDF files, but to keep us from getting into hot water with the journals involved, a username and password are required for access. If you have forgotten the username/password, please contact Paul Lewis.

Note: in addition to this web site, we will be using the Systematics Listserv for communication because this seminar is taking the place of the Systematics Seminar this semester.

Click here for information about joining and using the Systematics email list

To upload a pdf use this form (username/password required)

August 29, 2007

Organizational meeting, Bamford Conference Room, 4pm

September 10, 2007

Pdficon small.gif Felsenstein, J. 1985. Phylogenies and the comparative method. American Naturalist 125: 1-15.
Pdficon small.gif Paul's notes explaining Felsenstein's paper in greater detail for those interested. The original has been updated to reflect some suggestions made by Eric Schultz and an explanation of why branch lengths should be lengthened to accommodate uncertainty in character values at interior nodes of the tree.

September 17, 2007

Pdficon small.gif The following eight papers have been bundled into one PDF:
Westoby, M., M. R. Leishman and J. M. Lord. 1995. On misinterpreting the 'phylogenetic correction'. Journal of Ecology 83: 531-534.
Harvey, P.H., A. F. Read and S. Nee. 1995. Why ecologists need to be phylogenetically challenged. Journal of Ecology 83: 535-536.
Westoby, M., M. R. Leishman and J. M. Lord. 1995. Further remarks on phylogenetic correction. Journal of Ecology 83: 727-730.
Fitter, A. H. 1995. Interpreting quantitative and qualitative characteristics in comparative analyses. Journal of Ecology 83: 730.
Ackerly, D. D. and M. J. Donoghue. 1995. Phylogeny and ecology reconsidered. Journal of Ecology 83: 730-733.
Harvey, P.H., A. F. Read and S. Nee. 1995. Further remarks on the role of phylogeny in comparative ecology. Journal of Ecology 83: 733-734.
Rees, M. 1995. EC-PC comparative analyses? Journal of Ecology 83: 891-892.
Westoby, M., M. R. Leishman and J. M. Lord. 1995. Issues of interpretation after relating comparative datasets to phylogeny. Journal of Ecology 83: 892-893.

September 24, 2007

Pdficon small.gif Garland, T. Jr., P. H. Harvey, A. R. Ives. 1992. Procedures for the analysis of comparative data using phylogenetically independent contrasts. Systematic Biology 41: 18-32.
Pdficon small.gif Some additional references suggested by Jones, Schultz and Schlichting

October 1, 2007

Pdficon small.gifCaro, T. M., C. M. Graham, C. J. Stoner, and M. M. Flores. 2003. Correlates of horn and antler shape in bovids and cervids. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 55:32-41.
Pdficon small.gif PDTREE_Mesquite-1.pdf

October 1, 2007

Pdficon small.gif Cavender-Bares, J., D. D. Ackerly, D. A. Baum, and F. A. Bazzaz. 2004 American Naturalist 163(6): 823-843.
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