Giants of Evolution

Schedule and Readings

Date   Leader / Snack Master Subject Reading
August 31     Introduction to the course

None

September 7 Luke H. R. A. Fisher

The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection (ch. 1-2)

 

September 14 Sewall Tyler H. S. Wright

Wright 1940 Am. Nat. 74: 232

Wade and Goodnight 1998 Evolution 52: 1537

This second paper is a part of a series, so here's some background! (not part of the assignment per se but probably good to read, these are important papers)

Coyne et al. got everyone worked up:

Coyne et al 1997 Evolution 51:643

Wade (above) and Peck responded:

Peck et al 1998 Evolution 52: 1834

Coyne rebuttal to Wade and Peck:

Coyne et al 2000 Evolution 54: 305

September 21 Haldane Jeremy Y. J. B. S. Haldane Haldane 1948 J. Genetics 48: 277
September 28 Theo Tom P. T. G. Dobzhansky

Main reading:

Dobzhansky 1937 Genetics and the origin of species, Chapter 5.

Supplement:

Dobzhansky 1964 Am. Zoo. 4:443.

October 5 George Brian L. G. G. Simpson

Simpson 1944 Tempo and Mode in Evolution Chapter 1

Supplement:

Fitch and Ayala 1994 PNAS 91:6717

October 12 Ernst Julie H. E. Mayr Mayr 1963 Animal Species and Evolution Chapters 1 and 2
October 19 Matt P. W. D. Hamilton Hamilton 1964 J Theoret Biol 7: 1
October 26 Kayla H. G. C. Williams Williams 1966 Adaptation and Natural Selection, Chapter 4.
November 2 Erin C. J. Maynard-Smith Maynard-Smith and Price 1973 Nature 246:15
November 9

Simone D.

Justin B.

S. J. Gould Gould and Eldridge 1993 Nature 366: 223.
November 16 Brice S. M. Kimura

Kimura 1968 Nature 217: 624.

Kimura 1983 Phil Trans 312: 343.

November 23 Eat turkey Thanksgiving  
November 30 C. J. L. Marguilis Sagan 1967 J. Theoret. Biol. 14:225.
December 7

price

sep

fels

Smackdown Felsenstein vs. Price vs. Sepkoski

Raup and Sepkoski 1982 Science 215: 1501.

Felsenstein 1985 Am Nat 125: 1.

Price 1970 Nature 227: 520.