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Foundations of Evolutionary Biology
This course was based on a similar course offered by Luke Harmon











Fisher
R. A. Fisher

The nature of inheritance

The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection (ch. 1-2)

Further Reading
Orr 2009 NRG 10: 531-539
Connallon and Clark Genetics 2014
Fitness Landscape of Beer

Wright
S. Wright

Shifting Balance vs Mass selection

Wright 1940 Am. Nat. 74: 232
Wade and Goodnight 1998 Evolution 52: 1537

Background
Coyne et al. started the exchange:
Coyne et al 1997 Evolution 51:643
Wade (above) and Peck responded:
Peck et al 1998 Evolution 52: 1834
Coyne rebuttal to Wade and Peck:
Coyne et al 2000 Evolution 54: 305


haldane
J. B. S. Haldane

Theory of a cline

Haldane 1948 J. Genetics 48: 277

Recent Example
Selection across an environmental gradient:
Mullen & Hoekstra 2008 Evolution, 62(7), 1555-1570

muller
H. J. Muller

Evolution of Sex

Muller Am. Nat. 66:703 1932

Additional Reading
Hamilton Science 1967

Dobzhansky
T. G. Dobzhansky

Adaptive Polymorphism

Main reading:
Dobzhansky 1937 Genetics and the origin of species, Chapter 5.
Supplement:
Dobzhansky 1964 Am. Zoo. 4:443.


simpson
G. G. Simpson

Tempo and Mode of evolution

Simpson 1944 Tempo and Mode in Evolution Chapter 1
Supplement:
Fitch and Ayala 1994 PNAS 91:6717


mayr
E. Mayr

Species

Mayr 1963 Animal Species and Evolution Chapters 1 and 2

hamilton
W. D. Hamilton

Social Behaviour

Hamilton 1964 J Theoret Biol 7: 1


Recent Review by Jeremy Van Cleve
Van Cleave 2014 BioRxiv

williams
G. C. Williams

Group Selection

Williams 1966 Adaptation and Natural Selection, Chapter 4.


The false allure of group selection


Wilson 1986 Levels of Selection

maynard-smith
J. Maynard-Smith

Animal Conflict: Game Theory

Maynard-Smith and Price 1973 Nature 246:15

gould
S. J. Gould

Punctuated Equilibrium

Gould and Eldridge 1993 Nature 366: 223.

Recent Review
Is there room for punctuated equilibrium in macroevolution:
Pennel, Harmon, and Uyeda 2013 TREE, 29(1), 23-32

kimura
M. Kimura

Neutral Theory

Kimura 1968 Nature 217: 624.
Kimura 1983 Phil Trans 312: 343.


A commentary questioning the applicability of the neutral theory
Hahn 2008 Evolution.


ohno
S. Ohno

Gene Duplication

Ohno 1970 Chapters 10-12

Sagan
L. Marguilis

Origin of Eukaryotes

Sagan 1967 J. Theoret. Biol. 14:225.


The problem with PNAS - hybrid origin of caterpillars
Williamson 2009 PNAS

felsenstein
Felsenstein
Price
Sepkoski

Various

Raup and Sepkoski 1982 Science 215: 1501.
Felsenstein 1985 Am Nat 125: 1.
Price 1970 Nature 227: 520.



Resources for incorporating primary literature in the classroom:
Instructions for writing a precis
Student comprehension of primary literature; Shannon and Winterman 2012