Readings

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The readings in the table below are from the textbooks:

Rice, Sean. Evolutionary Theory: Conceptual and Mathematical Foundations. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer, 2004. ISBN: 0878937021.

Hall, Barry. Phylogenetic Trees Made Easy. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer, 2004. ISBN: 0878933123.

WEEK # TOPICS READINGS
1 Day 2
Introduction: The Basic Dynamical Systems of Evolution
Rice: Chapter 1
2 Day 1
Forces of Evolution I: Complications

Day 2
Forces of Evolution II:
Optimization
Rice: Chapters 1 and 2
3 Day 1
Forces of Evolution III: Mutation, Migration

Day 2
Forces of Evolution IV: Genetic Drift
Rice: Chapter 3
4 Day 1
Evolution at the Molecular Level I

Day 2
Evolution at the Molecular Level II
Rice: Chapters 3 and 4

Hall: Appendix 1
5 Day 1
Evolution at the Molecular Level III

Day 2
The Algebra of Evolution: Price's Theorem I
Rice: Chapter 6
6 Day 2
The Algebra of Evolution: Price's Theorem II
7 Day 1
Detecting Selection

Day 2
Detecting Selection: A Case Study
8 Day 1
Codon Volatility

Day 2
Coalescent Theory and Phylogenetics
Hall: Chapters 1 and 2
9 Day 1
Evolutionary Phylogenetics

Day 2
Evolutionary Phylogenetics
Hall: Chapters 2 and 3
10 Day 1
Quantitative Genetics I

Day 2
Quantitative Genetics II; Host-parasite Interactions
Rice: Chapter 7
11 Day 1
Host-parasite Interactions and Disease Models

Day 2
Evolutionary Stable Strategies
Rice: Chapter 9
12 Day 1
Developmental Evolution

Day 2
Quantitative Genetics II
13 Day 1
Final Project Presentations

Day 2
Final Project Presentations (cont.)
14 Day 1
Final Project Presentations (cont.)

Day 2
Finale: The Future of Evolution