UH Summer 2006 Journal Club
Any room changes are noted after meeting dates
If enough people are interested I thought this summer we could read and discuss John Avise's new book Evolutionary Pathways in Nature: A Phylogenetic Approach.
It is fairly short, only 7 chapters over 218 pages. We could meet once a week and discuss 1 or two chapters, depending on length and content. We could also supplement the book with readings from the current literature where desirable.
The book is available from all the normal online retailers beginning sometime the first week of June if we are lucky
If you are not already on the mailing list and want to be included please send me (Ken Hayes) an email.
While we are awaiting the arrival of the book we can begin reading journal papers.
June 8 - (Meet in Edm 260) Fyler, C. A. et al. 2005 Historical biogeography and phylogeny of monachine seals (Pinnipedia: Phocidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA data. J. Biogeography 32:1267-1279. (PDF)
Supplemental reading: This is a paper the does a good job of discussing data partitioning and analyses.
June 15 - Jarvi, S. et al. 2004. Natural selection of the major histocompatibility complex (Mhc) in Hawaiian honeycreepers (Drepanidinae). Molecular Ecology 13:2157-2168. (PDF)
Supplemental reading: The bird paper we talked about from Nature and the Fish Mhc paper that Paul discussed, and a TREE paper the Matt pointed out. Also, not necessarily related, but brought today, speciation by hybridization in butterflies.
June 22 - Appendix: a primer on phylogenetic character mapping and Chapters 1 & 2
Supplemental reading: These are a couple of papers that were mentioned during our discussion
And a few on shell coiling for those interested. The Urdy & Chirat paper addresses issues with the Collins & Cipriani (2003) interpretations discussed in Chapter 2.
June 29 - Chapter 3, Body Colorations. Also the two recent papers discussing coloration and evolution. If the second one looks familiar that's because it was brought up at the June 15 meeting. It may seem like a lot to read, but the two additional papers are fairly short.
Even more reading:
July 6 - Chapter 4, Sexual features and reproductive lifestyles
Supplemental reading: Papers mentioned this week
July 13 - No meeting
July 20 - Chapter 5: More behaviors and ecologies, and Chapter 6: Cellular physiological, and genetic traits.
July 27 - No meeting, Hawaii Conservation Conference
August 4 - Chapter 7, Geographical distributions.