Readings:   Spring 2022

Reading will be available from either the library's 3-hour reserve (print media),  or through the library's ejournals collection (linked in the table below).

For ejournal access from off-campus, you may need to set up the Reed proxy - more info here.

Date* Location Reading
Jan 24 etext

for review: Clark et al. 2018. Biology, 2e. OpenStax. Chs. 19.1 & 19.2

Jan 26 ejournals Rieseberg, LH & JH Willis. 2007. Plant speciation. Science 317: 910-914.


Feb 2



Mayr, E. 1992. A local flora and the biological species concept. American Journal of Botany 79: 222-238. [focus on Part B, pp. 231-236]

Knapp, S. 2008.  Species concepts and floras: what are species for?  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society  95: 17-25

for lab weeks 2-5 ejournals Baum, et al. 2005. The tree-thinking challenge. Science 310: 979-980.
Feb 9

Widmer, A, C Lexer, & S Cozzolino. 2009. Evolution of reproductive isolation in plants. Heredity 102: 31-38.

Kephart, SR, & CB Heiser, Jr. 1980. Reproductive isolation in Asclepias: lock and key hypothesis reconsidered. Evolution 34: 738-746.
Mar 2

McNeilly, T.  1967.  Evolution in closely adjacent plant populations.  III.  Agrostis tenuis on a small copper mine.  Heredity 23: 99-108

Savolainen, V, M Anstett, C Lexer, I Hutton, JJ Clarkson, MV Norup, MP Powell, D Springate, N Salamin, and WJ Baker. 2006. Sympatric speciation in palms on an oceanic island. Nature 441: 210-213.

Mar 7

Goulet, BE, F Roda, & R Hopkins.  2017.  Hybridization in plants: old ideas, new techniques.  Plant Physiology 173: 65-78.

Mar 16

Van de Peer, Y, E Mizrachi & K Marchal. 2017. The evolutionary significance of polyploidy. Nature Reviews Genetics 18: 411–424.

Apr 1

Bradshaw, HD, Jr., SM Wilbert, KG Otto, & DW Schemske.   1995.  Genetic mapping of floral traits associated with reproductive isolation in monkeyflowers (Mimulus). Nature 376: 762–765.

Apr 11

Niklas, K, B Tiffney, B. & A Knoll.  1983. . Patterns in vascular land plant diversification. Nature 303: 614–616.

Apr 15

Linkies, A, K Graeber, C Knight, & G Leubner-Metzger. 2010.  The evolution of seeds.  New Phytologist 186: 817-831.

Apr 22
Friedman, WE, and SK Floyd. 2001. Perspective: The origin of flowering plants and their reproductive biology - A tale of two phylogenies. Evolution 55: 217-231.
Apr 27
Hernández-Hernández, T & JJ Wiens.  2020.  Why are there so many flowering plants? a multiscale analysis of plant diversification.  American Naturalist 195: 948–963.

*expected date for lecture dicsussion of each reading


On reserve in the Reed College Library

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Briggs & Walters (1997) Plant Variaiton and Evolution, 3rd ed.

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Judd et al. (2016) Plant Systematics: a phylogenetic approach, 4th ed.