BIOL 467 EVOLUTION

Spring 2006

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. AVIS C. JAMES;

 

office: 107 Regents Row

 

avis@nmsu.edu

 

Finals Week Office Hours:

Monday and Wednesday 2-5 p.m.,

or By Appointment.

 

Final; 12 May; 10-30 11:30; Jett Hall Classroom.

 

 

Final Exam Study Questions Pt1-

Cumulative Part of the Exam

 

Final Exam Study Questions: Pt2

 

 

Partial List of Grades for the Adaptation Homework assignment.

 

 

Syllabus

 

Class Pages:

Introduction

 

Evolutionary Thought 1: HIV

 

Evolutionary Thought 2: HIV

 

Evolution in History 1: pre-1900

 

Evolution in History 2: post-1900

 

Evidence of Evolution

 

Natural Selection Case Studies

 

Study Guide for the First Exam PART 1.

 

Variation 1

 

Variation2

 

Study Guide for the First Exam PART 2.

 

 

Key to the First Exam

 

 

Hardy Weinberg 1: Intro. and Selection

 

H-W 2: Practice

 

Homework Assignment # 1

 

H-W 3: Selection

 

H-W 4: Two Stories

 

H-W 5: Mutation and Migration

 

H-W 6: Drift

 

H-W 7: Drift and Molecular Evolution

 

H-W 8: Inbreeding, Wahlund Effect

 

Study Guide for the Second Exam

 

Key to the Second Exam

 

 

Review Article Assignment.

 

Some Suggestions of Papers to Review

 

 

 

Life History Trait Evolution Introduction

 

Speciation Introduction

 

 

Life History Trait Evolution: special topics 1

(Ageing)

 

Life History Trait Evolution: special topics 2
(mitochondrial DNA variation; clutch size)

 

Monday, 3 April; class is cancelled

 

Life History Traits: Intro. to Conflict

 

Life History Traits: Conflicts

 

Life History Traits Concluded

 

 

 

Student Abstracts

 

Exam 3 Study Questions pt1

 

Exam 3 Study Questions pt2

 

Exam 3 Study Questions pt3

 

KEY TO THE THIRD EXAM

 

 

Species Concepts

 

Reproductive Isolation

 

Speciation1

 

Speciation2

 

Final Take-Home Assignment

 

Trees 1

 

Trees 2

 

Behavior, Most of

 

Behavior + Sexual Selection

 

Sexual Selection