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; mariana.pascual@botany.ubc.ca

 

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

Plagiarism: Please, be aware that in this course we will be checking for plagiarism! Check the link for further information and ask if you have any doubts!

Website updates:

 

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

 

Date

Topic

Lecturer

Readings

Slides

Discussion

Quiz

Support Readings

04/01

Introduction

Costa

None

slides

y

 

 

Evolution of Populations

09/01

Genetic Drift and Population Structure

Costa

Dlugosch & Parker 2008

slides

 

 

Kay and Sargent 2009

11/01

Gene Flow

Costa

Fénart et al. 2007

slides

y

 

Ellstrand 2014

16/01

Phylogeography

Costa

Blackman et al. 2011

slides

 

 

Sork et al. 2016

18/01

Local Adaptation

Pascual

Savolainen 2011

Fournier-Level et al. 2011

slides

y

y

Leimu and Fischer 2008

23/01

Coevolution

Costa

Whittall and Hodges 2007

Edger et al. 2015

slides

 

 

 

25/01

Mating System Evolution

Costa

Grossenbacher et al. 2015

slides

y

 

Kalisz et al. 2004

30/01

Sexual System Evolution

Costa

Barrett 2002

slides

 

 

 

Plant Speciation

01/02

The Nature of Plant Species

Costa

Rieseberg et al. 2006

slides

y

y

 

06/02

Reproductive Isolation

Costa

Lowry et al. 2008

slides

 

 

Ostevik et al. 2016

Baack et al. 2015

08/02

Chromosomal Speciation

Costa

Stathos and Fishman 2014

slides

y

 

Rieseberg 2001

13/02

Polyploid Speciation

Lee

Salman-Minkov et al. 2016

slides

 

 

Wood et al. 2005

15/02

Hybrid Speciation

Costa

Schumer et al. 2014

slides

y

y

 

27/02

Speciation and Macroevolution

Pascual

Hodges and Arnold 1995

slides

 

 

Sivestro et al. 2015

01/03

Plant Conservation Genetics

Costa

Solórzano et al. 2014

slides

y

 

Jump and Peñuelas 2006

02/03

Proposal Due Date

Plant Evolution and us

06/03

Climate Change and Plant Evolution

Pascual

Parmesan and Hanley 2015

slides

 

 

Franks et al. 2013

08/03

Weed Evolution

Costa

Colautti and Barrett 2013

slides

y

y

 

13/03

Plant Domestication

Costa

Fuller et al. 2014

slides

 

 

 

15/03

Crop Diversity

Costa

Tanksley et al. 1997

slides

y

 

 

Plant Genome Evolution

20/03

Population Genomics of Adaptation

Pascual

Weigel and Nordborg 2015

slides

 

 

Keller et al. 2012

22/03

Paleopolyploidy

Costa

Jaillon et al. 2007

slides

y

y

Garsmeur et al. 2014

27/03

Nuclear Genome Evolution

Costa

Naito et al. 2009

slides

 

 

Kawakami et al. 2011

29/03

Organelle Genome Evolution

Costa

Bock et al. 2014

slides

y

 

Kleine et al. 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/04

Project Presentations I

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/04

Project Presentations II

 

 

 

Project Presentations III

y

 

06/04

Proposal Due Date