COURSE SCHEDULE: (Spring 2018)

Lectures are held from 10:00-10:50 AM, M/W/F, in P122
Lab meets 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 22
Jan 24
Jan 26
Evolutionary perspective
Evolutionary perspective
Species concept(s) for plants
Rieseberg & Willis (2007); Mayr (1992)
 
Introduction to Plant Taxonomy
(PLANT FAMILIES I)
Jan 29
Jan 31
Feb 2
Species concept(s) for plants
Species concept(s) for plants
Reproductive isolation

 
Phylogeny reconstruction:
Data collection

(PLANT FAMILIES II)
Feb 5
Feb 7
Feb 9
Reproductive isolation
Reproductive isolationI
Quiz 1; Evolution of RI
  Phylogeny reconstruction:
  Analysis methods
(PAUP & Mesquite)
(PLANT FAMILIES III)
Feb 12
Feb 14
Feb 16
Evolution of RI
Evolution of RI
Modes of speciation
  Phylogeny reconstruction:
Molecular and morphological data collection

(PLANT FAMILIES IV)
Feb 19
Feb 21
Feb 23
Modes of speciation
Modes of speciation
Quiz 2; Hybridization and introgression
Phylogeny reconstruction:
wrapping up

(PLANT FAMILIES V)
Feb 26
Feb 28
Mar 2
Hybridization and introgression
Polyploidy
Polyploidy
  Sexual dimorphism of Indian Plum
(PLANT FAMILIES VI)
Discussion: Independent Projects
Mar 5
Mar 7
Mar 9
Genetics of species differences
Genetics of species differences
Quiz 3
  Density and sex-expression in ferns
(PLANT FAMILIES VII)
Mar 10-18 SPRING BREAK
Mar 19
Mar 21
Mar 23
Special Lecture: library resources
Origin of the Plant Kingdom
Reproduction: free-sporing plants
 

FIELD TRIP: Lacamas Park, WA
Independent Projects: 

consultation

Mar 26
Mar 28
Mar 30
Heterospory & origin of seeds
Reproduction: seed plants
Seed plant gametophytes
 

PLANT FAMILIES: quiz
***Independent Project proposals due in Lab***

Apr 2
Apr 4
Apr 6
Quiz 4; Reproduction: flowering plants
Reproduction: flowering plants
Flowering plant origins
  Independent Projects: 
consultation
Apr 7
(SATURDAY)
FIELD TRIP: COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
Apr 9
Apr 11
Apr 13
Mating system diversity & evolution
Mating system diversity & evolution
Mating system diversity & evolution
  Independent Projects:
Apr 16
Apr 18
Apr 20
Quiz 5; Outcrossing mechanisms
Outcrossing mechanisms
Self-fertilization

 

Independent Projects:
Apr 23
Apr 25
Apr 27
Asexual reproduction
Populations and neighborhoods
Flowering plant dominance
  Independent Projects:
presentations in lab
May 7
(6PM - 9PM)
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 3-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.