Systematics Seminar Spring 2012
Note: this web site is now obsolete. See Systematics Seminar for the current Systematics Seminar web site.
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.
- 1 Meeting time and place
- 1.1 Monday, 23 January 2012
- 1.2 Monday, 30 January 2012
- 1.3 Monday, 6 February 2012
- 1.4 Monday, 13 February 2012
- 1.5 Monday, 20 February 2012
- 1.6 Monday, 27 February 2012
- 1.7 Monday, 5 March 2012
- 1.8 Monday, 12 March 2012
- 1.9 Monday, 19 March 2012
- 1.10 Monday, 26 March 2012
- 1.11 Monday, 2 April 2012
- 1.12 Monday, 9 April 2012
- 1.13 Monday, 16 April 2012
- 1.14 Monday, 23 April 2012 ⇐
- 2 Past Systematics Seminars
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
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:
- Smith et al. 2011. Resolving the evolutionary relationships of molluscs with phylogenomic tools. Nature 480:364-367 (Dec. 2011). doi:10.1038/nature10526
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).
The links below are images of the same two datasets, but wrapped to 1000 pixels wide for easier viewing:
Monday, 30 January 2012
Continuing on the phylogenomic theme, Louise Lewis and Karolina Fučíková will lead a discussion on the following shakeup in the green plant tree:
- 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.
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.
The same as above, but wrapped to 1000 pixels wide (easier to see):
Monday, 6 February 2012
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.
Monday, 13 February 2012
Brigette Zacharczenko will discuss some of the challenges of lepidoptera systematics.
- Can Deliberately Incomplete Gene Sample Augmentation Improve a Phylogeny Estimate for the Advanced Moths and Butterflies (Hexapoda: Lepidoptera)?
Monday, 20 February 2012
- Erratic rates of molecular evolution and incongruence of fossil and molecular divergence time estimates in Ostracoda
Monday, 27 February 2012
Monday, 5 March 2012
- Zhang et al. 2011. High-Throughput Sequencing of Six Bamboo Chloroplast Genomes: Phylogenetic Implications for Temperate Woody Bamboos (Poaceae: Bambusoideae)
Monday, 12 March 2012
SPRING BREAK - no meeting this week
Monday, 19 March 2012
- Popp et al. 2011 PNAS + SI.pdf A single Mid-Pleistocene long-distance dispersal by a bird can explain the extreme bipolar disjunction in crowberries (Empetrum).
- Donoghue Commentary PNAS 2011.pdf This is a commentary on the Popp et al. paper if you're interested.
Monday, 26 March 2012
Geert Goemans and Ben Price
Monday, 2 April 2012
- Harrington&Near, 2012 - Phylogenetic and Coalescent Strategies of Species Delimitation in Snubnose Darters.pdf
Monday, 9 April 2012
Monday, 16 April 2012
Erica Lasek-Nesselquist will lead discussion on the following paper: Philippe, H, H. Brinkmann, DV Lavrov, DTJ Littlewood, M Manuel, G Wörheide and D. Baurain. 2011. Resolving difficult phylogenetic questions: why more sequences are not enough. PLoS Biology 9(3): e1000602.
Monday, 23 April 2012 ⇐
Chris Owen will present the following paper: Sanderson, M.J., M.M. McMahon, and M. Steel. 2010. Phylogenomics with incomplete taxon coverage: the limits to inference. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:155.
Sanderson et al. 2010.pdf