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Ecological Genetics -- Fall 2008

Special Topics in Ecology (Botany 5790)
Advanced Topics in Ecology (Ecology 5620)

Class meetings: Williams Conservatory--Room B2, 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday

pdf version of 2008 syllabus

Online resources

2008 Project schedule

  1. 11 Nov.
  2. 13 Nov.
  3. 18 Nov.
  4. 20 Nov.
  5. 28 Nov.
  6. 2 Dec.
  7. 4 Dec.

Readings from the primary literature

All links are to pdf files that are suitable for printing with Adobe Reader.

  1. Abzhanov, A. et al. 2006. The calmodulin pathway and evolution of elongated beak morphology in Darwin's finches. Nature 442: 563-567.
  2. Colosimo, P. F. et al. 2005. Widespread parallel evolution in sticklebacks by repeated fixation of ectodysplasin alleles. Science 307: 1928-1933.
  3. Crutsinger, G.M., M. D. Collins, J. A. Fordyce, Z. Gompert, C. C. Nice, N. J. Sanders. 2006. Plant genotypic diversity predicts community structure and governs an ecosystem process. Science 313: 966-968.
  4. Crutsinger, G.M., L. Souza, and N. J. Sanders. 2008. Intraspecific diversity and dominant genotypes resist plant invasions. Ecology Letters 11: 16-23.
  5. Ehrenreich, I. M. and M. D. Purugganan. 2006. The molecular genetic basis of plant adaptation. American Journal of Botany 93: 953-962.
  6. Etterson, J. R. and R. G. Shaw. 2001. Constraint to adaptive evolution in response to global warming. Science 294: 151-154.
  7. González-Martínez, S.C., D. Huber, E. Ersoz, J. M. Davis and D. B. Neale. 2008. Association genetics in Pinus taeda L. II. Carbon isotope discrimination. Heredity 101: 19–26.
  8. Hanski, I. and I. Saccheri. 2006. Molecular-level variation affects population growth in a butterfly metapopulation. PLoS Biology 4: e129.
  9. Heinze, B. 2008. Molecular genetics: Trees' genes and traits link up. Heredity 101: 3-4.
  10. Hughes, A.R. et al. 2008. Ecological consequences of genetic diversity. Ecology Letters 11: 609-623.
  11. Juenger, T. E. et al. 2005. Identification and characterization of QTL underlying whole-plant physiology in Arabidopsis thaliana: &delta13C, stomatal conductance and transpiration efficiency. Plant, Cell and Environment 28: 697-708.
  12. Lankau, R.A. et al. 2007. Mutual Feedbacks Maintain Both Genetic and Species Diversity in a Plant Community. Science 317: 1561-1563.
  13. Metcalf, J.L. et al. 2007. Across the great divide: genetic forensics reveals misidentification of endangered cutthroat trout populations. Molecular Ecology. Molecular Ecology 16: 4445-4454.
  14. Mooney K. A., and A. A. Agrawal. 2008. Plant Genotype Shapes Ant-Aphid Interactions: Implications for Community Structure and Indirect Plant Defense. The American Naturalist 171: E195-E205.
  15. Mitchell-Olds, T. and J. Schmitt. 2006. Genetic mechanisms and evolutionary significance of natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature 441: 947-952.
  16. Saccheri, I., M. Kuussaari, M. Kankare, P. Vikman, W. Fortelius and I. Hanski. 1998. Inbreeding and extinction in a butterfly metapopulation. Nature 392: 491-494.
  17. Storz JF, Sabatino SJ, Hoffmann FG, Gering EJ, Moriyama H, et al. 2007. The molecular basis of high-altitude adaptation in deer mice. PLoS Genet 3(3): e45.
  18. Weinig, C. et al. 2003. Heterogeneous selection at specific loci in natural environments in {Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics 165: 321-329.
  19. Weinig, C. et al. 2006. Local and global costs of adaptive plasticity to density in Arabidopsis thaliana. American Naturalist 167: 826-836.
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