Seminar and Discussion 3 / Hot topics in evolution, ecology and systematics, WS09/10

Instructors Prof. Dr. Susanne Foitzik, Prof. Dr. Dirk Metzler

Time: Each Monday from 3:15 to 4:45
Room: C 00.013
Language: English
Guidelines: Guidelines.pdf

Topics of presentations given in the seminar

Group selection

Oct 26: [GG09]
Gardner, A. and A. Grafen. Capturing the superorganism: a formal theory of group adaptation.. J Evol Biol, 22(4):659-71, 2009.
Nov 2: [LFPJ09]
Linksvayer, T. A., M. K. Fondrk and R. E. Page Jr. Honeybee Social Regulatory Networks Are Shaped by Colony-Level Selection.. Am Nat, 2009.

Evolution of cooperation

Nov 9: [GFM+07]
Gilbert, O. M., K. R. Foster, N. J. Mehdiabadi, J. E. Strassmann and D. C. Queller. High relatedness maintains multicellular cooperation in a social amoeba by controlling cheater mutants.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 104(21):8913-7, 2007.
Nov 16: [Arc09]
Archetti, M. Evidence from the domestication of apple for the maintenance of autumn colours by coevolution.. Proc Biol Sci, 276(1667):2575-80, 2009.
Nov 23: [RGB+09]
Ross-Gillespie, A., A. Gardner, A. Buckling, S. A. West and A. S. Griffin. Density dependence and cooperation: theory and a test with bacteria.. Evolution, 63(9):2315-25, 2009.
supplementary material
Nov 30: [AOW+09]
Antal, T., H. Ohtsuki, J. Wakeley, P. D. Taylor and M. A. Nowak. Evolution of cooperation by phenotypic similarity.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 106(21):8597-600, 2009.
supplementary material

Host-parasite coevolution

Dec 7: [HKJ+07]
Hughes, J., M. Kennedy, K. P. Johnson, R. L. Palma and R. D. Page. Multiple cophylogenetic analyses reveal frequent cospeciation between pelecaniform birds and Pectinopygus lice.. Syst Biol, 56(2):232-51, 2007.
Dez 14: [MSD+09]
McNamara, J. M., P. A. Stephens, S. R. Dall and A. I. Houston. Evolution of trust and trustworthiness: social awareness favours personality differences.. Proc Biol Sci, 276(1657):605-13, 2009.
Jan 11: [WGW09]
Wild, G., A. Gardner and S. A. West. Adaptation and the evolution of parasite virulence in a connected world.. Nature, 459(7249):983-6, 2009.
supplementary material
Jan 18: [DMD+09]
Dionne, M., K. M. Miller, J. J. Dodson and L. Bernatchez. MHC standing genetic variation and pathogen resistance in wild Atlantic salmon.. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 364(1523):1555-65, 2009.

From parasitism to sex and back

Jan 25: [JDL09 ]
Jokela, J., M. F. Dybdahl and C. M. Lively. The maintenance of sex, clonal dynamics, and host-parasite coevolution in a mixed population of sexual and asexual snails.. Am Nat, 174 Suppl 1:S43-53, 2009.
Feb 1: [SKB09]
Salathe, M., R. D. Kouyos and S. Bonhoeffer. On the causes of selection for recombination underlying the red queen hypothesis.. Am Nat, 174 Suppl 1:S31-42, 2009.
Feb 8: [PR09]
Pruitt, J.N. and S.E. Riechert. Sex matters: sexually dimorphic fitness consequences of a behavioural syndrome. Animal Behaviour, 78:175-181, 2009.
Feb 15: [KHR08]
Kokko, H., K. U. Heubel and D. J. Rankin. How populations persist when asexuality requires sex: the spatial dynamics of coping with sperm parasites.. Proc Biol Sci, 275(1636):817-25, 2008.

More articles, books, review articles, opinions,...

Bijma, P., W. M. Muir and J. A. Van Arendonk. Multilevel selection 1: Quantitative genetics of inheritance and response to selection.. Genetics, 175(1):277-88, 2007.
Bijma, P., W. M. Muir, E. D. Ellen, J. B. Wolf and J. A. Van Arendonk. Multilevel selection 2: Estimating the genetic parameters determining inheritance and response to selection.. Genetics, 175(1):289-99, 2007.
Dawkins, R. The selfish gene, 1976. Oxford University Press, 1976.
Dawkins, R. Genes still central. NewScientist, 2634, 2007.
Dawkins, R. Comment: The group delusion. NewScientist, 2638, 2008.
Engelstadter, J. and S. Bonhoeffer. Red Queen dynamics with non-standard fitness interactions.. PLoS Comput Biol, 5(8):e1000469, 2009.
Hadfield, J. D. and A. J. Wilson. Multilevel selection 3: modeling the effects of interacting individuals as a function of group size.. Genetics, 177(1):667-8, 2007.
Hommola, K., J. E. Smith, Y. Qiu and W. R. Gilks. A permutation test of host-parasite cospeciation.. Mol Biol Evol, 26(7):1457-68, 2009.
McNamara, J. M., Z. Barta, L. Fromhage and A. I. Houston. The coevolution of choosiness and cooperation.. Nature, 451(7175):189-92, 2008.
Nowak, M. A. Five rules for the evolution of cooperation.. Science, 314(5805):1560-3, 2006.
Pennisi, E. Origins. On the origin of cooperation.. Science, 325(5945):1196-9, 2009.
Reeve, H. K. and B. Hölldobler. The emergence of a superorganism through intergroup competition.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 104(23):9736-40, 2007.
Sih, A., S.F. Hanser and K.A. McHugh. Social network theory: new insights and issues for behavioral ecologists. Behav Ecol Sociobiol, 63:975-988, 2009.
Salathe, M., R. D. Kouyos and S. Bonhoeffer. The state of affairs in the kingdom of the Red Queen.. Trends Ecol Evol, 23(8):439-45, 2008.
Schauber, E. M., B. J. Goodwin, C. G. Jones and R. S. Ostfeld. Spatial selection and inheritance: applying evolutionary concepts to population dynamics in heterogeneous space.. Ecology, 88(5):1112-8, 2007.
[WGG07] S
West, S. A., A. S. Griffin and A. Gardner. Social semantics: altruism, cooperation, mutualism, strong reciprocity and group selection.. J Evol Biol, 20(2):415-32, 2007.
West, S. A., A. S. Griffin and A. Gardner. Evolutionary explanations for cooperation.. Curr Biol, 17(16):R661-72, 2007.
Wilson, E. O. and B. Hölldobler. Eusociality: origin and consequences.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 102(38):13367-71, 2005.
Wilson, E. O. and B. Hölldobler. The rise of the ants: a phylogenetic and ecological explanation.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 102(21):7411-4, 2005.
Wilson, D.S. and E.O. Wilson. Rethinking the Theoretical Foundation of Sociobiology. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 82(4), 2007.
Wilson, D.S. and E.O. Wilson. Evolution "for the Good of the Group". American Scientist, 96(5):380-389, 2008.
Wilson, E.O. Kin Selection as the Key to Altruism: Its Rise and Fall. Social Research, 72:159-168, 2005.

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