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X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Version 5 Biology 105 (4 credits), Fall 2003: UC, Riverside

Dr. David N. Reznick and Dr. Theodore Garland, Jr., Professors of Biology

Susana Peluc, Teaching Assistant

Lecture meets Tuesday and Thursday, 2:10-3:30 P.M. in 2200 Spieth Hall

Contact information:
Reznick                             Garland                             Peluc
3246 Spieth                      109 ULB                           2338 Spieth
david.reznick@ucr.edu      tgarland@citrus.ucr.edu     susanaip@citrus.ucr.edu
                                         787-3524                          827-7021

Text: Ridley, M. 2004. Evolution. 3rd ed. Blackwell Publishing.

Discussion readings: Packet available from UCR Printing & Reprographics.

Lecture Schedule (subject to change)
 
Date Who Wk Lec Topic Ridley Ch. Reading Packet
25 Sept TG  1 1 Introduction to Course; History of Evolutionary Thought 1, 3 None
30 Sept DR 2 2 Natural and Artificial Selection 2, 4, 5 Gibbs & Grant 1987; Weiner 1994
2 Oct TG   3 Selection Experiments 9  
7 Oct DR 3 4 Quantitative Genetics 9 Wuethrich 1998;
Lively & Jokela 2002
9 Oct DR   5 Other Causes of Evolution:
Drift, Migration, Mutation
6  
14 Oct TG 4 6 Speciation 1 13 Schluter 1998; Butlin & Tregenza 1997; Saetre et al. 1997; Rosenzweig 1997;
16 Oct TG   7 Speciation 2 14 Klicka & Zink 1997
21 Oct   5   1st Midterm   None for 21 Oct.
23 Oct TG    8 Phylogeny and Systematics 15, 16 Darwin 1858; Jacob 1977 
28 Oct TG  6 9 Analysis of Adaptation;
The Comparative Method
10, 12 Dawkins 1994;
Reznick et al. 2002
30 Oct TG   10 Phylogenetic Statistics None Garland & Adolph 1994
4 Nov DR 7 11 Relative and Absolute Time; Geologic Record; Age of Earth 524-529 Gingerich 1983; Reznick et al. 1997; Morell 1997
6 Nov. DR   12 Rates of Evolution: The Fossil Record vs. Contemporary Studies 21 Paper Assignment
will be presented
11 Nov Holiday 8       None
13 Nov     M 2nd Midterm    
18 Nov DR 9 13 The Early History of Life 529-545, 550-552 Knoll 1992
20 Nov DR   14 Extinctions 23  
25 Nov DR 10 15 Development and Evolution 20 None
27 Nov Holiday          
2 Dec DR 11 16 Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs None Raup 1994;
Springer et al. 1997
4 Dec DR   17 Human Evolution 545-550  
Final       time and place to be announced ...