COURSE SCHEDULE: (Spring 2020)

Lectures are held from 11:00-11:50 AM, M/W/F, in B215 (conference room)
Lab meets  W from 1:10-5:00 PM or Th from 1:40-5:30 PM in B219

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

 

Date Lecture
Reading* Laboratory
Jan 27
Jan 29
Jan 31
Evolutionary perspective
Evolutionary perspective
Species concept(s) for plants
Rieseberg & Willis (2007)
 
Introduction to Plant Taxonomy
(PLANT FAMILIES I)
Feb 3
Feb 5
Feb 7
Species concept(s) for plants
Species concept(s) for plants
Reproductive isolation

 
Phylogeny reconstruction:
Data collection

(PLANT FAMILIES II)
Feb 10
Feb 12
Feb 14
Reproductive isolation
Reproductive isolationI
Quiz 1; Evolution of RI
  Phylogeny reconstruction:
  Analysis methods
(PAUP & Mesquite)
(PLANT FAMILIES III)
Feb 17
Feb 19
Feb 21
Evolution of RI
Evolution of RI
Modes of speciation
  Phylogeny reconstruction:
Molecular and morphological data collection

(PLANT FAMILIES IV)
Feb 24
Feb 26
Feb 28
Modes of speciation
Modes of speciation
Quiz 2; Hybridization and introgression
Phylogeny reconstruction:
wrapping up

(PLANT FAMILIES V)
Mar 2
Mar 4
Mar 6
Hybridization and introgression
Polyploidy
Polyploidy
  Sexual dimorphism of Indian Plum
(PLANT FAMILIES VI)
Discussion: Independent Projects
Mar 9
Mar 11
Mar 13
Genetics of species differences
Genetics of species differences
Genetics of species differences
  Density and sex-expression in ferns
(PLANT FAMILIES VII)
Mar 16
Mar 18
Mar 20
Quiz 3
Origin of the Plant Kingdom
Reproduction: free-sporing plants
 

FIELD TRIP: Lacamas Park, WA
Independent Projects: 

consultation

Mar 23-27 SPRING BREAK
Mar 30
Apr 1
Apr 3
Heterospory & origin of seeds
Reproduction: seed plants
Seed plant gametophytes
 

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

Apr 6
Apr 8
Apr 10
Quiz 4; Reproduction: flowering plants
Reproduction: flowering plants
Flowering plant origins
  Independent Projects: 

Apr 11
(SATURDAY)
FIELD TRIP: COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
Apr 13
Apr 15
Apr 17
Mating system diversity & evolution
Mating system diversity & evolution
Mating system diversity & evolution
  Independent Projects:
Apr 20
Apr 22
Apr 24
Quiz 5; Outcrossing mechanisms
Outcrossing mechanisms
Self-fertilization

 

Independent Projects:
Apr 27
Apr 29
May 1
Asexual reproduction
Populations and neighborhoods
Flowering plant dominance
  Independent Projects:
presentations in lab
May 12
(9 AM-12 PM)
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 books which are 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.