Readings - Spring, 2020

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 29 ejournals Rieseberg, LH & JH Willis. 2007. Plant speciation. Science 317: 910-914.
Feb 5 ejournals

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

Feb 10

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

Broyles, SB, C Vail, & SL Sherman-Broyles. 1996. Pollination genetics of hybridization in sympatric populations of Asclepias exaltata and A. syriaca (Asclepiadaceae). American Journal of Botany 83: 1580-1584.

Feb 12

Hopkins, R & MD Rausher. 2012.  Pollinator-mediated selection on flower color allele drives reinforcement.  Science 335: 1090-1092.

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

Feb 26

Gottlieb, L. D. 1973. Genetic differentiation, sympatric speciation, and the origin of a diploid species of Stephanomeria. American Journal of Botany 60: 545-553.
(also see the description of Stephanomeria malheurensis from the Center for Plant Conservation's web site).

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 4

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

Mar 9

Ramsey, J, & TS Ramsey. 2014. Ecological studies of polyploidy in the 100 years following its discovery. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B 369: 20130352.

Mar 15

Schemske, DW. and HD Bradshaw, Jr.  1999.  Pollinator preference and the evolution of floral traits in monkeyflowers (Mimulus). Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., USA 96: 11910-11915.

Apr 8
Complete Darwin Online
Darwin, C. R. (1900). The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom (John Murray, London) Chapter I. Introductory Remarks, pp. 1-27
Apr 15
Pannell, JR & M Voillemot. 2017. Evolution and ecology of plant mating systems. In eLS, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (Ed.).
Apr 22

Franklin‐Tong,V & C Franklin.  2007.  Self‐incompatibility.  In eLS, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (Ed.).

Apr 29
Crepet, WL, and KJ Niklas. 2009. Darwin's second 'abominable mystery': Why are there so many angiosperm species? American Journal of Botany 96: 366-381.
*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.