BIO 373 -- Mechanisms of Evolution -- Spring 2011

Course information

Professor Jackie Brown, Science 1204, x3096
Email: brownj(at)grinnell.edu

Check my work calendar for appointment times

Syllabus

Assignments

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week9 (lost to illness)
Week10
Week11
Week 12
Weeks 13-14 (and finals week)

Programs for laboratory

Populus
Avida-ED --  (Mac version has a glitch for recent OSX -- figure captions are impossible to read on graphs on main screen)

Powerpoint presentations

1 --Evolutionary thinking and HIV (Jan 24)
2  -- Evidence for evolution (Jan 26)
3 -- Studying selection (finches) ( Jan 26)
4 -- Mutation (Jan 31)
5 -- Population genetics - HW, selection and mutation (Feb 4,7)
6 -  Drift and Migration (Feb 9, 11)
7 - Mauna Loa silverswords (Feb 14)
8- Multiple loci and sex (Feb 16, 18)
9- Quantitative genetics (Feb 21, 23)
10-  Adaptive hypotheses (March 4)
11 - Phylogenies (March 7, 11)
12- Sexual selection (March 16,18)
13 -- Speciation (April 11-15)
14 -- Molecular Evolution and the neutral theory (April 20)
15 -- Evolution and genomics (April 25-29)
16 -- Evolution and Development (May 4-6)

Papers for class discussion

Jan 26 

Data sets

Grantdata.xls    Finch morphology.xls    Clarkia_petal.xls

Videos

Peter and Rosemary Grant - Darwin's Finches

Old exams (may cover different subjects)

Quiz 1 2011

Quizzes form Spring 2005 (Quiz = Exam)

    Quiz 1
    Quiz 1 retake
    Quiz 2    
    Quiz 2 retake

Quizzes from Spring 2003

    Quiz 1
 
    Quiz 2

Exams from Spring 2001

    Quiz 1

    Quiz 3  

Exams from Spring 1998

Exam I

Exam II

Exams from Fall 1999

Exam I

Exam II



 

LINKS OF INTEREST

Freeman and Herron Evolutionary Analysis Text site -- Site set up by textbook publishers -- contains review questions and further reading

PopG -- Joe Felsenstein's elegant little population genetics simulation.

MEGA -- Molecular Evolutionary Genetic Analysis (free, Windows only)

Example data sets from Nei and Kumar's Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics

NCBI-- Entry point for searches of the sequence and protein database

TreeBase
-- A database of phylogenetic knowledge

The Tree of Life Web Project -- a collaborative web project to organize expert phylogenetic knowledge

COMPARE -- Emilia Martins programs for phylogenetic contrast analysis