UH EECB Spring 2007 Journal Club

Journal Club Meets Fridays at 1:30 in St. John 400

This semester we are reading papers from Foundations of Biogeography. Each week we will read one of the classic papers from the book along with a more contemporary paper covering the same theme. The discussion leader for each week should provide the reference for their choice for a contemporary paper by Sunday prior to their day to lead discussion.

As always anyone interested in joining us each week is welcome, and if you wish to be added to the email list just drop me a line at khayes@hawaii.edu

Table of Contents

January 26 - Organizational Meeting on Zoology Lanai

February 02 – Marty Meyer: Experimental zoogeography & assembly Rules

Simberloff, D. S. & E. O. Wilson. 1970. Experimental Zoogeography of Islands. A two-year record of colonization. Ecology 51:935-937. (PDF)

Hodkinson, I. D., N. R. Webb, & S. J. Coulson. 2002. Primary community assembly on land - the missing stages: why are the heterotrophic organisms always first? Journal of Ecology 90:569-577. (PDF)

Fukami, T. 2004. Assembly history interacts with ecosystem size to influence species diversity. Ecology 85:3234-3242. (PDF)

February 09 – Jessica Berryman: Long distance dispersal

Carlquist, S. 1966. The biota of long distance dispersal, I: Principles of dispersal and evolution. The Quarterly Review of Biology 41:247-270. (PDF)

Raxworthy, C.J., M.R.J. Forstner & R.A. Nussbaum. 2002. Chameleon radiation by oceanic dispersal. Nature 415:784-787. (PDF)

Cowie, R.H. & B.S.Holland. 2006. Dispersal is fundamental to biogeography and the evolution of biodiversity on oceanic islands. Journal of Biogeography 33:193-198. (PDF)

Supplemental Reading: This is the complete exchange between G. Nelson and Cowie & Holland prompted by the paper above. The file includes Nelson's commentary and the response by Cowie and Holland.

Nelson, G. 2006. Hawaiian vicariance: A comment on Cowie, R.H. & Holland B.S. 2006. Journal of Biogeography 33:2154-2155.

Cowie, R.H. & B.S. Holland. 2006. Dispersal and vicariance in Hawaii: submarine slumping does not create deep inter-island channels. Reply to a comment by G. Nelson. Journal of biogeography 33:2155-2156. (PDF)

February 16 – Norine Yeung: Adaptation and dispersal.

Wilson, E.O. 1959. Adaptive shift and dispersal in a tropical ant fauna. Evolution 13:122-144. (PDF)

Ricklefs, R.E & E. Bermingham. 2002. The concept of the taxon cycle in biogeography. Global Ecology & Biogeography 1:353-361. (PDF)

Takayama, K., T. Ohi-Toma, H. Kudoh & H. Kato. 2005. Origin and diversification on Hibiscus glaber, species endemic to oceanic Bonin Islands, revealed by chloroplast DNA polymorphism. Molecular Ecology 14:1059-1071. (PDF)

Supplemental Reading:

Briggs, J.C. 2005. The marine East Indies: diversity and speciation. Journal of Biogeography 32:1517-1522. (PDF)

February 23 – Kim Tice: Evolution in the Tropics.

Dobzhansky, T. 1950. Evolution in the Tropics. American Scientist 38:209-221. (Copy in Zoology Office)

Wright, S.J. Keeling & L. Gillman. 2006. The road from Santa Rosalia: A faster tempo of evolution in tropical climates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103:7718-7722. (PDF)

Stevens, R.D. 2006. Historical processes enhance patterns of diversity along latitudinal gradients. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273:2283-2289. (PDF)

Supplemental Reading:

Martin, P.R. & J.K. McKay. 2004. Latitudinal variation in genetic divergence of populations and the potential for future speciation. Evolution 58:938-945. (PDF)

Hillebrand, H. 2004. On the generality of the latitudinal diversity gradient. American Naturalist 163:192-211 (PDF)

March 02 – Paul Armstrong: Extinction of Hawaiian fauna.

Olson, S.L. & H.F. James. 1982. Fossil birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Evidence for wholesale extinction by man before western contact. Science 217:633-635. (PDF)

Grayson, D.K. & D.J. Meltzer. 2003. A requiem for North American overkill. Journal of Archaeological Science 30:585-593. (PDF)

Prideaux, G.J. et al. 2007. An arid-adapted middle Pleistocene vertebrate fauna from south-central Australia. Nature 445:422-425. (PDF)

Supplemental Reading:

Link to complete list of the 13 hypothesis for megafauna extinctions in North America. (provided by Dr. Duffy)

Barnosky, A.D., P.L. Koch, R.S. Feranec, S.L. Wing & A.B. Shabel. 2004. Assessing the causes of late Pleistocene extinctions on the continents. Science 306:70-75. (PDF)

Hunt, T. 2007. Rethinking Easter Island's ecological catastrophe. Journal of Archaeological Science 34:485-502. (PDF)

Athens, J.S., H.D. Tuggle, J.V. Ward & D.J. Welch. 2002. Avifaunal extinctions, vegetation change, and Polynesian impacts in prehistoric Hawai'i. Archaeol. Oceania 37:57-78. (PDF)

March 09 – Ken Hayes: Historical Biogeography.

Nelson, G.J. 1969. The problem with Historical Biogeography. Systematic Zoology 18:243-246. (PDF)

Hubert, N. & J-F. Renno. 2006. Historical biogeography of South American freshwater fishes. Journal of Biogeography 33:1414–1436 (PDF)

Supplemental Reading:

Donato, M. 2006. Historical biogeography of the family Tristiridae (Orthoptera: Acridomorpha) applying dispersal–vicariance analysis. Journal of Arid Environments 66:421–434. (PDF)

Posadasa, P., J.V. Crisci, & L. Katinas. 2006. Historical biogeography: A review of its basic concepts and critical issues. Journal of Arid Environments 66:389–403. (PDF)

March 16 – Norine Yeung: Historical Biogeography.

Nelson, G.J. 1974. Historical Biogeography: An alternative formalization. Systematic Zoology 23:555-558. (PDF)  

Hausdorf, B. & C. Hennig. 2004. Does vicariance shape biotas? Biogeographical tests of the vicariance model in the north-west European land snail fauna. Journal of Biogeography 31:1751-1757. (PDF)

de Queiroz, A. 2005. The resurrection of oceanic dispersal in historical biogeography. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20:68-73. (PDF)

Supplemental Reading:

Turner, H., P. Hovenkamp & P.C. van Welzen. 2001. Biogeography of Southeast Asia and the West Pacific. Journal of Biogeography 28:217-230. (PDF)

Chakrabarty, P. 2006. Systematics and historical biogeography of Greater Antillean Cichlidae. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 39:619-627. (PDF)

van Veller, M.G.P., D.J. Kornet & M. Zandee. 2002. A posteriori and a priori methodologies for testing hypotheses of casual processes in vicariance biogeography. Cladistics 18:207-217. (PDF)

McDowall, R.M. 2004. What biogeography is: a place for process. Journal of Biogeography 31:345-351. (PDF)

March 23 Tester Symposium - NO MEETING

March 30 Spring Break - NO MEETING

April 06 Holiday Good Friday - NO MEETING


April 13 – Sheldon Plentovich: Supertramp Strategy.

Diamond, J.M. 1974. Colonization of exploded volcanic islands by birds: The Supertramp Strategy. Science 184:803-806. (PDF)

Fridley, J.D. et al. 2007. The invasion paradox: reconciling patterns and process in species invasions. Ecology 88:3-17. (PDF)

April 20 – Jessica Berryman: Island Biogeography.

Brown, J.H. 1971. Mammals on mountaintops: Nonequilibrium insular biogeography. The American Naturalist 105:467-478. (PDF)

Floyd, C et al. 2005. Marmots on great basin mountaintops: Using genetics to test a biogeographic paradigm.  Ecology 86:2145-2153. (PDF)

April 27 – Marty Meyer: Assembly Rules.

Diamond, J.M. 1975. Excerpt from Assembly of Species Communities. In: Ecology and Evolution of Communities, ed. M.L. Cody & J.M. Diamond. Harvard University Press, Cambridge. (Copy in Zoology Office)

Connor, E.F. & D.S. Simberloff. 1979. The assembly of species communities: Chance or competition? Ecology 60:1132-1140. (PDF)

Gotelli, N.J. & A.M. Ellison. 2002. Assembly rules for New England and assemblages. Oikos 99:591-599. (PDF)