IB 160-Evolution Fall 2001

Table of Contents

Week 1- Introduction

Darwin, C. 1964. On the origin of species (A facsimile of the 1st edition). Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Chapters 3,4,14.

Mary, E. 2000. Darwin's influence on modern thought. Scientific American 252(7):79-83.


Readings for the first paper assignment

Jacob, F. 1977. Evolution and tinkering. Science 196: 1161-1166

Sire, Jean-Yves. 2001. Teeth outside the mouth in teleost fishes: how to benefit from a developmental accident. Evolution and Development 3(2): 104-108.


Week 2 - Tree thinking

O'Hara, R.J. 1988. Homage to Clio or toward an historical philosophy for evolutionary biology. Systematic Zoology 37: 142-155.

Moritz, C. 1994. "Evolutionarily Significant Units" for conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 9(10): 373-375.

Parra-Olea, G. and D.B. Wake. 2001. Extreme morphological and ecological homoplasy in tropical salamanders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 98(14):7888-7891.


Week 3- Species and History

De Queiroz, K. 1999. The general lineage concept of species and the defining properties of the species category. In Robert A. Wilson (ed.) Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays. MIT press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 49-89.

Mishler, B.D. 1999. Getting rid of species? In Robert A. Wilson (ed.) Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays. MIT press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 307-315.


Week 4- Coevolution and Evolutionary Arms Races

Ewald, P.W. 1998. The evolution of virulence and emerging diseases. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 75:480-491.

Brodie, E.D. III and E.D. Brodie, Jr. 1999. Predator-prey arms races: asymmetrical selection on predators and prey may be reduced when prey are dangerous. BioScience 49:557-568.


Week 5- Gene flow and Population Structure

Slatkin, M. 1994. Gene flow and population structure. In Real, L.A. (Ed.) Ecological Genetics. Princeton University Press. Pp. 2-17.


Week 6- Selection

Arnold, S.J. 1983. Morphology, performance and fitness. American Zoologist 23:247-361.

Reznick, D.N., F.H. Shaw, F.H. Rodd, and R.G. Shaw. 1997. Evaluation of the rate of evolution in natural populations of guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Science 275:1934-1937.

Huey, R.B., G.W. Gilchrist, M.L. Carlson, D. Berrigan, and L. Serra. 2000. Rapid evolution of a geographic cline in size in an introduced fly. Science 287:308-309.


Week 7- Sexual selection

Holland, B., and W.R. Rice. 1998. Perspective: chase-away sexual selection: antagonistic seduction versus resistance. Evolution 52:1-7 [with comments]

Welch, A.M., R.D. Semlitsch, and H.C. Gerhardt. 1998. Call duration as an indicator of genetic quality in male gray tree frogs. Science 280: 1928-1930.


Week 8- Adaptation

Gould, S.J., and E.S. Vrba. 1982. Exaptation: A missing term in the science of form. Paleobiology 8:4-15.

Losos, J.B., T.R. Jackman, A. Larson, K. de Queiroz, and L. Rodriguez-Schittino. 1998. Contingency and determinism in replicated adaptive radiations of island lizards. Science 279:2115-2118.


Week 9- Molecular Evolution

Kimura, M. 1989. The neutral theory of molecular evolution and the world view of the neutralists. Genome 31:24-31.

Messier, W., and C.B. Stewart. 1997. Episodic adaptive evolution of primate lysozymes. Nature 385:151-154.

Szathmáry, E., F. Jordán, C. Pál. 2001. Can genes explain biological complexity? Science 292:1315-1316.


Week 10- Evolution and Evolvability

Kirschner, M., and J. Gerhart. 1998. Evolvability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 95: 8420-8427.

Week 11- Development & Evolution

Yamamoto, Y. and W.R. Jeffery. 2000. Central role for the lens in cave fish eye degeneration. Science 289:631-633.

Brylski, P. and B.K. Hall. 1988. Epithelial behaviors and threshold effects in the development and evolution of internal and external cheek pouches in rodents. Z. Zool. Syst. Evolut.-forsch. 26:144-154.


Week 12- Speciation

Schneider, C.J., T.B. Smith, B. Larison, and C. Moritz. 1999. A test of alternative models of diversification in tropical rainforests: ecological gradients vs. rainforest refugia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 96:13869-13873.

Seehausen, O., J.J.M. Van Alphen, and F. Witte. 1997. Cichlid fish diversity threatened by eutrophication that curbs sexual selection. Science 277:1808-1811.

Wilson, A.B., K. Noack-Kunnmann, and A. Meyer. 2000. Incipient speciation in sympatric Nicaraguan crater lake cichlid fishes: sexual selection versus ecological diversification. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 267:2133-2141. (Plus Nature News and Views)


Week 13- Evolutionary Complexity

Carroll, S.B. 2001. Chance and necessity: the evolution of morphological complexity and diversity. Nature 409:1102-1109.


Week 14- Macroevolution

Gould, S.J., and N. Eldredge. 1993. Punctuated equilibrium comes of age. Nature 366:223-227.

Sheldon, P.R. 1997. The Plus ça change model: explaining stasis and evolution in response to abiotic stress over geological timescales. In R. Bijlsma and V. Leoschske (Eds.) Environmental Stress, Adaptation, and Evolution. Birkhauser Verlag, Basel Switzerland. Pp. 307-319.


Week 15- Evolutionary Overview

Wake, D.B. 1999. Homoplasy, homology, and the problem of "sameness" in biology. In G.R. Bock and G. Cardew (Eds.) Homology. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Chichester. Pp. 24-33.

Podos, J. 2001. Correlated evolution of morphology and vocal signal structure in Darwin's finches. Nature 409:185-188 (with News and Views)