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== Meeting time and place ==
 
== Meeting time and place ==
For the Spring 2012 semester, we are meeting in the '''Bamford Room (TLS 171B) Mondays 3-4pm'''
 
  
=== Monday, 23 January 2012 ===
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We meet on Fridays at 2 PM in the Bamford Room (TLS 171b).
At this meeting we will discuss possible themes for this semester's seminar, but just to get the ball rolling I have uploaded a short Nature paper for us to discuss:
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/systematicsseminar/restricted/MoluscsNature.pdf}}Smith et al. 2011. Resolving the evolutionary relationships of molluscs with phylogenomic tools. Nature 480:364-367 (Dec. 2011). [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v480/n7377/full/nature10526.html doi:10.1038/nature10526]
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Images created from the data sets provided online showing extent of missing data. The color red indicates new data collected for this study, black indicates existing data, white indicates missing data. Note, if you choose to display these in your browser (rather than downloading them and using Preview or Photoshop to view them), you should be aware that they are very wide but not very tall, so you will have to zoom your browser to see anything (unless you have really good eyes).
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== Theme and Schedule for Fall 2019 ==
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The links below are images of the same two datasets, but wrapped to 1000 pixels wide for easier viewing:
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[https://lukejharmon.github.io/pcm/ We will be reading Luke J. Harmon's book on comparative phylogenetic methods]
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=== Monday, 30 January 2012 ===
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Students registered for the course shall pick one chapter of the book to elaborate on, either by choosing and assigning a paper relevant to the chapter, or by bringing in their own project/data to present.
Continuing on the phylogenomic theme, Louise Lewis and Karolina Fučíková will lead a discussion on the following shakeup in the green plant tree:
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/systematicsseminar/restricted/PLoS%20One%202012%20Timme.pdf}}Timme, R. E., T. R. Bachvaroff and C. R. Delwiche. 2012. Broad Phylogenomic Sampling and the Sister Lineage of Land Plants. PLoS One 7: e29696.
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Images created from the data sets provided online showing extent of missing data. The color black indicates existing data, white indicates missing data. Admonitions for similar images posted for last week's paper apply here as well.
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==August 30==
:[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/systematicsseminar/restricted/S10897_trimmed.png S10897_trimmed.png]
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Discussion of chapter 1 - A Macroevolutionary Research Program, an organizational meeting
:[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/systematicsseminar/restricted/S10897_full.png S10897_full.png]
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The same as above, but wrapped to 1000 pixels wide (easier to see):
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==September 6==
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Discussion of chapter 2 - Fitting Statistical Models to Data, [http://phytools.org/mexico2018/ex/2/Intro-to-phylogenies.html Introduction to phylogenies in R]
:[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/systematicsseminar/restricted/S10897_full_wrap.png S10897_full_wrap.png]
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=== Monday, 6 February 2012 ===
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==September 13==
Switching gears a bit, Russ Meister will lead a discussion on some Mosquito phylogenetics work.  Additionally he will talk about the Digital Mosquito Project he is working on.
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Discussion of chapter 3 - Introduction to Brownian Motion
  
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/systematicsseminar/restricted/Phylogenetic%20analysis%20and%20temporal%20diversification%20of%20mosquitoes.pdf}}Phylogenetic analysis and temporal diversification of mosquitoes.pdf
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==September 20==
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Discussion of chapter 4 - Fitting Brownian Motion
  
=== Monday, 13 February 2012 ===
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==September 27==
Brigette Zacharczenko will discuss some of the challenges of lepidoptera systematics.
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Discussion of chapter 5 - Multivariate Brownian Motion
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/systematicsseminar/restricted/cho%20et%20al%202011.pdf}}Can Deliberately Incomplete Gene Sample Augmentation Improve a Phylogeny Estimate for the Advanced Moths and Butterflies (Hexapoda: Lepidoptera)?
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=== Monday, 20 February 2012 ===
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==October 4==
Emily Ellis
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Discussion of chapter 6 - Beyond Brownian Motion<br>[https://github.com/kevinliam/Miscellaneous/blob/master/add_tree_info.zip Kevin shows us how to add images to plotted trees in R]
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/systematicsseminar/restricted/tinn%20and%20oakley%202008.pdf}}Erratic rates of molecular evolution and incongruence of fossil and molecular divergence time estimates in Ostracoda
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=== Monday, 27 February 2012 ===
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==October 11==
Beth Timpe
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Discussion of chapter 7 - Models of discrete character evolution — Lisa Terlova
  
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/systematicsseminar/restricted/Badets%20et%20al.%202011.pdf}} Badets et al. 2011. ''Correlating Early Evolution of Parasitic Platyhelminths to Gondwana Breakup''
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==October 18==
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Discussion of chapter 8 - Fitting models of discrete character evolution — Lisa Terlova
  
=== Monday, 5 March 2012  &lArr; ===
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==October 25==
Ursula King
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Discussion of chapter 9 - Beyond the Mk model - Kevin Keegan
  
=== Monday, 12 March 2012 ===
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==November 1==
'''SPRING BREAK''' - no meeting this week
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Discussion of chapter 10 - Introduction to birth-death models — Zach Muscavitch
  
=== Monday, 19 March 2012 ===
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==November 8==
Lily Lewis
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Discussion of chapter 11 - Fitting birth-death models — Tanner Matson
  
=== Monday, 26 March 2012 ===
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==November 15==
Geert Goemans and Ben Price
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Discussion of chapter 12 - Beyond birth-death models - Katie Taylor
  
=== Monday, 2 April 2012 ===
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==November 22==
Veronica Bueno
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Discussion of chapter 13 - Characters and diversification rates - Amanda Hewes
  
=== Monday, 9 April 2012 ===
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==December 6==
Timothy Moore
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Discussion of chapter 14 - Summary
  
=== Monday, 16 April 2012 ===
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== Information for discussion leaders ==
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'''Seminar Format:''' Registered students be prepared to lead discussions, perhaps more than once depending on the number of participants.
  
=== Monday, 23 April 2012 ===
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The leader(s) will be responsible both for (1) selection of readings, (2) announcing the selection, (3) an introductory presentation, (4) driving discussion and (5) setting up and putting away the projector. 
  
== Past Systematics Seminars ==
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'''Readings:''' In consultation with the instructors, each leader should assign one primary paper for discussion and up to two other ancillary papers or resources.  The readings should be posted to EEBedia at least 5 days in advance.
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'''Announcing the reading:''' The leader should add an entry to the schedule (see below) by editing this page. There are two ways to create a link to the paper:
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1. If the paper is available online through our library, it is sufficient to create a link to the DOI:
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<nowiki>:[http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syv041 Doyle et al. 2015. Syst. Biol. 64:824-837.]</nowiki>
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In this case, you need not give all the citation details because the DOI should always be sufficient to find the paper. The colon (:) at the beginning of the link causes the link to be indented an placed on a separate line. Note that the DOI is in the form of a URL, starting with <code><nowiki>http://dx.doi.org/</nowiki></code>. Here is how the above link looks embedded in this EEBedia page:
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:[http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syv041 Doyle et al. 2015. Syst. Biol. 64:824-837.]
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2. If the paper is not available through the library, upload a PDF of the paper to [http://dropbox.uconn.edu the UConn dropbox], being sure to use the secure version so that it can be password protected. Copy the URL provided by dropbox, and create a link to it as follows (see the [[Dropbox Test]] page for other examples):
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<nowiki>:[https://dropbox.uconn.edu/dropbox?n=SystBiol-2015-Doyle-824-37.pdf&p=ELPFIc5NtO3c4V44Ls Doyle et al. 2015.]</nowiki>
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In this case, you should provide a full citation to the paper for the benefit of those that visit the site long after the dropbox link has expired; however, the full details need not be part of the link text. Here is what this kind of link looks like embedded in this EEBedia page:
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:[https://dropbox.uconn.edu/dropbox?n=SystBiol-2015-Doyle-824-37.pdf&p=ELPFIc5NtO3c4V44Ls Doyle et al. 2015.] Full citation: Vinson P. Doyle, Randee E. Young, Gavin J. P. Naylor, and Jeremy M. Brown. 2015. Can We Identify Genes with Increased Phylogenetic Reliability? Systematic Biology 64 (5): 824-837. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syv041
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If you have ancillary papers, upload those to the dropbox individually and create separate links.
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Finally, send a note to the [[Systematics Listserv]] letting everyone know that a paper is available.
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'''Introductory PowerPoint/KeyNote Presentation:''' Introduce your topic with a 10- to 15-minute PowerPoint or KeyNote presentation.  Dedicate at least 2/3 of that time to placing the subject into the broader context of the subject areas/themes and at most 1/3 of it introducing paper, special definitions, taxa, methods, etc. Never exceed 15 minutes.  (For example, for a reading on figs and fig-wasps, broaden the scope to plant-herbivore co-evolution.).  Add images, include short movie clips, visit web resources, etc. to keep the presentation engaging.  Although your presentation should not be a review of the primary reading, showing key figures from the readings may be helpful (and appreciated).  You may also want to provide more detail and background about ancillary readings which likely have not been read by all.
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'''Discussion:''' You are responsible for driving the discussion.  Assume everyone in attendance has read the main paper. There are excellent suggestions for generating class discussions on Chris Elphick’s Current Topics in Conservation Biology course site.  See section under expectations. 
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Prepare 3-5 questions that you expect will spur discussion.  Ideally, you would distribute questions a day or two before our class meeting.
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'''Projector:'''
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The Bamford room has joined the modern world--you should just need to plug in your computer or USB key to project.
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== Past Seminars ==
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* [[Systematics Seminar Spring 2019|Spring 2019]]
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* [[Systematics Seminar Fall 2018|Fall 2018]]
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* [[Systematics Seminar Spring 2018|Spring 2018]]
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* [[Systematics Seminar Fall 2017|Fall 2017]]
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* [[Systematics Seminar Fall 2014|Fall 2014]]
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* [[Systematics Seminar Fall 2013|Fall 2013]]
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* [[Systematics Seminar Spring 2012|Spring 2012]]
 
* [[Systematics Seminar Fall 2011|Fall 2011]]
 
* [[Systematics Seminar Fall 2011|Fall 2011]]
 
* [http://darwin.eeb.uconn.edu/wiki/index.php/Statistical_phylogeography  Spring 2011] (we joined Kent Holsinger's seminar on Statistical Phylogeography this semester)
 
* [http://darwin.eeb.uconn.edu/wiki/index.php/Statistical_phylogeography  Spring 2011] (we joined Kent Holsinger's seminar on Statistical Phylogeography this semester)

Latest revision as of 17:47, 25 October 2019

This is the home page of the UConn EEB department's Systematics Seminar (EEB 6486). 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.

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

Meeting time and place

We meet on Fridays at 2 PM in the Bamford Room (TLS 171b).

Theme and Schedule for Fall 2019

We will be reading Luke J. Harmon's book on comparative phylogenetic methods

Students registered for the course shall pick one chapter of the book to elaborate on, either by choosing and assigning a paper relevant to the chapter, or by bringing in their own project/data to present.

August 30

Discussion of chapter 1 - A Macroevolutionary Research Program, an organizational meeting

September 6

Discussion of chapter 2 - Fitting Statistical Models to Data, Introduction to phylogenies in R

September 13

Discussion of chapter 3 - Introduction to Brownian Motion

September 20

Discussion of chapter 4 - Fitting Brownian Motion

September 27

Discussion of chapter 5 - Multivariate Brownian Motion

October 4

Discussion of chapter 6 - Beyond Brownian Motion
Kevin shows us how to add images to plotted trees in R

October 11

Discussion of chapter 7 - Models of discrete character evolution — Lisa Terlova

October 18

Discussion of chapter 8 - Fitting models of discrete character evolution — Lisa Terlova

October 25

Discussion of chapter 9 - Beyond the Mk model - Kevin Keegan

November 1

Discussion of chapter 10 - Introduction to birth-death models — Zach Muscavitch

November 8

Discussion of chapter 11 - Fitting birth-death models — Tanner Matson

November 15

Discussion of chapter 12 - Beyond birth-death models - Katie Taylor

November 22

Discussion of chapter 13 - Characters and diversification rates - Amanda Hewes

December 6

Discussion of chapter 14 - Summary

Information for discussion leaders

Seminar Format: Registered students be prepared to lead discussions, perhaps more than once depending on the number of participants.

The leader(s) will be responsible both for (1) selection of readings, (2) announcing the selection, (3) an introductory presentation, (4) driving discussion and (5) setting up and putting away the projector.

Readings: In consultation with the instructors, each leader should assign one primary paper for discussion and up to two other ancillary papers or resources. The readings should be posted to EEBedia at least 5 days in advance.

Announcing the reading: The leader should add an entry to the schedule (see below) by editing this page. There are two ways to create a link to the paper:

1. If the paper is available online through our library, it is sufficient to create a link to the DOI:

:[http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syv041 Doyle et al. 2015. Syst. Biol. 64:824-837.]

In this case, you need not give all the citation details because the DOI should always be sufficient to find the paper. The colon (:) at the beginning of the link causes the link to be indented an placed on a separate line. Note that the DOI is in the form of a URL, starting with http://dx.doi.org/. Here is how the above link looks embedded in this EEBedia page:

Doyle et al. 2015. Syst. Biol. 64:824-837.

2. If the paper is not available through the library, upload a PDF of the paper to the UConn dropbox, being sure to use the secure version so that it can be password protected. Copy the URL provided by dropbox, and create a link to it as follows (see the Dropbox Test page for other examples):

:[https://dropbox.uconn.edu/dropbox?n=SystBiol-2015-Doyle-824-37.pdf&p=ELPFIc5NtO3c4V44Ls Doyle et al. 2015.]

In this case, you should provide a full citation to the paper for the benefit of those that visit the site long after the dropbox link has expired; however, the full details need not be part of the link text. Here is what this kind of link looks like embedded in this EEBedia page:

Doyle et al. 2015. Full citation: Vinson P. Doyle, Randee E. Young, Gavin J. P. Naylor, and Jeremy M. Brown. 2015. Can We Identify Genes with Increased Phylogenetic Reliability? Systematic Biology 64 (5): 824-837. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syv041

If you have ancillary papers, upload those to the dropbox individually and create separate links.

Finally, send a note to the Systematics Listserv letting everyone know that a paper is available.

Introductory PowerPoint/KeyNote Presentation: Introduce your topic with a 10- to 15-minute PowerPoint or KeyNote presentation. Dedicate at least 2/3 of that time to placing the subject into the broader context of the subject areas/themes and at most 1/3 of it introducing paper, special definitions, taxa, methods, etc. Never exceed 15 minutes. (For example, for a reading on figs and fig-wasps, broaden the scope to plant-herbivore co-evolution.). Add images, include short movie clips, visit web resources, etc. to keep the presentation engaging. Although your presentation should not be a review of the primary reading, showing key figures from the readings may be helpful (and appreciated). You may also want to provide more detail and background about ancillary readings which likely have not been read by all.

Discussion: You are responsible for driving the discussion. Assume everyone in attendance has read the main paper. There are excellent suggestions for generating class discussions on Chris Elphick’s Current Topics in Conservation Biology course site. See section under expectations.

Prepare 3-5 questions that you expect will spur discussion. Ideally, you would distribute questions a day or two before our class meeting.

Projector: The Bamford room has joined the modern world--you should just need to plug in your computer or USB key to project.

Past Seminars