BIOL 415 - Evolutionary Processes in Plants

 

 

Lecture:

 

10-11 am, Tuesday & Thursday, West Mall Swing Space 406

 

Tutorial:

2-4 pm, Thursday, West Mall Swing Space 406

Instructors:

 

Julia Yamagishi Costa; Biodiversity 319; 778-989-1384; julia.y.costa@gmail.com

 

Mariana Alicia Pascual, Biodiversity 325; m.alicia.pascual@gmail.com

 

Office Hours:

11-12 am, Tuesday, Biodiversity 319 or 304 (Costa)

by appointment, Biodiversity 325 (Pascual)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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