BIOL 415 - Evolutionary Processes in Plants

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Lecture:


10-11 am, Tuesday & Thursday, LSK 462



 

Tutorial:


2-4 pm, Thursday, MATH 102







Instructors:

 

Loren Rieseberg; Biodiversity 217; 604-222-9277; lriesebe@mail.ubc.ca

 


NAME , Biodiversity NNN; NNN@alumni.ubc.ca



 

Office Hours:


11-12 am, Tuesday, Biodiversity 217 (Rieseberg)



by appointment, Biodiversity NNN (NAME)




 



 

 

 

 

 

 




Course Description and Expectations

Syllabus (subject to change: check schedule below for updates)

Critiquing Scientific Papers Guide

Sample Project Proposals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Summary Examples 1 and 2

Website updates:



TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Date



Topic






Lecturer




Readings




Slides

1/05 



Introduction






Rieseberg




None




slides







Evolution of Populations



1/07



Genetic drift & population structure






Rieseberg




Dlugosch and Parker 2008




slides

 



Discussion






 








 

1/12

 

 

Gene Flow

 

 

 

 

 

Owens

 

 

 

Ellstrand 2014

 

 

 

slides

1/14



Phylogeography 






Owens




Barnard-Kubow et al. 2015




slides

 



Discussion






 




 





1/19

 

 

Local adaptation (Quiz) 

 

 

 

 

 

Rieseberg

 

 

 

Savolainen et al 2011, Fournier et al. 2011

 

 

 

slides

1/21



Co-evolution






Rieseberg 




Whittall and Hodges 2007




slides

 



Discussion 






 









1/26

 

 

Mating system evolution 

 

 

 

 

 

Owens

 

 

 

Kalisz et al. 2004

 

 

 

slides

1/28



Sexual system evolution 






Rieseberg   




Barrett 2002

 

 

 

slides

 



Discussion (Introduce research proposal assignment)






  




 

 

 

 

 





Plant Speciation 



2/2



Nature of Plant Species (Quiz)






Rieseberg




Rieseberg et al. 2006




slides

2/4

 

 

Reproductive isolation

 

 

 

 

 

Rieseberg

 

 

 

Lowry et al. 2008

 

 

 

slides

 



Discussion (Group discussion of ideas for research proposals)















2/9



Chromosomal speciation






Rieseberg 




Fishman et al. 2013




slides


2/11



Polyploid speciation






Rieseberg




Wood et al. 2009




slides

 



Discussion (bring/discuss proprosal outlines)






 




 




 

2/23



Hybrid speciation (Quiz)






Rieseberg




Abbott et al. 2010





slides

2/25



Speciation and macroevolution






Rieseberg




de Vos et al. 2014




slides




Discussion






 




 




 

2/26



First Research Proposal Due






 




 











Plant Evolution and Us



3/01

 

 

Plant conservation genetics 

 

 

 

 

 

Rieseberg

 

 

 

Jump & Penuelas 2006




slides

3/03

 

 

Climate change and plant evolution 

 

 

 

 

 

Burge

 

 

 

Franks et al. 2014

 

 

 

slides

 

 

 

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






3/08

 

 

Weed evolution (Quiz)

 

 

 

 

 

Rieseberg

 

 

 

Colautti & Barrett 2013




slides

3/10

 

 

Plant domestication

 

 

 

 

 

Owens

 

 

 

Purugannan and Fuller 2009

 

 

 

slides

 

 

 

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


3/15

 

 

Crop diversity 

 

 

 

 

 

Rieseberg

 

 

 

Tanksley and McCouch 1997

 

 

 

slides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








Plant Genome Evolution



3/17

 

 

Population genomics of adaptation 

 

 

 

 

 

Rieseberg

 

 

 

Siol et al. 2010




slides


 

 

Discussion 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






3/22

 

 

Paleopolyploidy (Quiz)

 

 

 

 

 

Rieseberg

 

 

 

Jaillon et al. 2007

 

 

 

slides

3/24

 

 

Nuclear genome evolution

 

 

 

 

 

Rieseberg

 

 

 

Naito et al. 2009




slides

 

 

 

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





3/29

 

 

Organelle genome evolution

 

 

 

 

 

Rieseberg

 

 

 

Bock et al. 2014




slides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/31

 

 

Project presentations - I (Quiz)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/5

 

 

Project presentations - II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/7

 

 

Project presentation - III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/8

 

 

Second Research Proposal Due