COURSE SCHEDULE: (Spring 2017)

Lectures are held from 10:00-10:50 AM, M/W/F, in P240A (north end of the Physics second floor)
Lab meets W or Th afternoon from 1:10-5:00 PM in B219

Lecture handouts and powerpoint files are available from the Courses AFS Server

 

Date Lecture                                                                    
Reading* Laboratory
Jan 23
Jan 25
Jan 27
Evolutionary perspective
Evolutionary perspective
Species concept(s) for plants

Rieseberg & Willis (2007); Mayr (1992)
 
Introduction to Plant Taxonomy
(PLANT FAMILIES I)
Jan 30
Feb 1
Feb 3

Species concept(s) for plants
Species concept(s) for plants
Reproductive isolation


 
Phylogeny reconstruction:
Data collection

(PLANT FAMILIES II)
Feb 6
Feb 8
Feb 10
Reproductive isolation
Reproductive isolationI
Quiz 1; Evolution of RI
  Phylogeny reconstruction:
  Analysis methods
(PAUP & Mesquite)
(PLANT FAMILIES III)
Feb 13
Feb 15
Feb 17
Evolution of RI
Evolution of RI
Modes of speciation
  Phylogeny reconstruction:
Molecular and morphological data collection

(PLANT FAMILIES IV)
Feb 20
Feb 22
Feb 24
Modes of speciation
Modes of speciation
Quiz 2; Hybridization and introgression
Phylogeny reconstruction:
wrapping up

(PLANT FAMILIES V)
Feb 27
Mar 1
Mar 3
Hybridization and introgression
Polyploidy
Polyploidy
  Sexual dimorphism of Indian Plum
(PLANT FAMILIES VI)
Discussion: Independent Projects
Mar 6
Mar 8
Mar 10
Genetics of species differences
Genetics of species differences
Quiz 3
  Density and sex-expression in ferns
(PLANT FAMILIES VII)
Mar 11-19 SPRING BREAK
Mar 20
Mar 22
Mar 24
Origin of the Plant Kingdom
Reproduction: free-sporing plants
Special Lecture: library resources
  Independent Projects: 
consultation
Mar 27
Mar 29
Mar 31
Heterospory & origin of seeds
Reproduction: seed plants
Seed plant gametophytes
  FIELD TRIP: Lacamas Park, WA
***Independent Project proposals due in Lab***
Apr 3
Apr 5
Apr 7
Quiz 4; Reproduction: flowering plants
Reproduction: flowering plants
Flowering plant origins
  PLANT FAMILIES: quiz
Key for quizze: WedThur
Independent Projects: 
consultation
Apr 8
(SATURDAY)
FIELD TRIP: COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
Apr 10
Apr 12
Apr 14
Mating system diversity & evolution
Mating system diversity & evolution
Mating system diversity & evolution
  Independent Projects:
Apr 17
Apr 19
Apr 21
Quiz 5; Outcrossing mechanisms
Outcrossing mechanisms
Self-fertilization

 

Independent Projects:
Apr 24
Apr 26
Apr 28
Asexual reproduction
Populations and neighborhoods
Flowering plant dominance
  Independent Projects:
presentations in lab
May 10
(1PM - 3PM)
Quiz 6


*ASSIGNED READING

Readings from the research literature will be assigned for each topic and linked on the Reading page, supplemented by optional reading from the folllowing book which is on 2-hour reserve in the Library:
        Briggs, D, & SM Walters. 1997. Plant variation and evolution, third edition. Cambridge University Press, NY, NY.
        Judd et al. 2016. Plant Systematics: a phylogenetic approach, 4th ed. Sinauer Associates, Inc, Sunderland, MA
For the laboratory there is also a reference text:
    Zomlefer, WR. 1994. Guide to flowering plant families. Univ. of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC.