Advanced Organismal Biology

Bioe 200B

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Fall 2014








Notes & Papers

Last modified: 03 October 2014

LECTURE NOTES: from lectures w all info filled in

NOTES on: leading a discussion

Checklist for critiquing a research article


Readings Costa Section

Tuesday Oct 7- Physiological Constraint and Life History Tradeoffs

Sibly, R. M. and J. H. Brown. 2007. Effects of body size and lifestyle on evolution of mammal life histories. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:0707725104.

Thursday Oct 3- Ecological Implications of Body Size

Roman, J., J. A. Estes, L. Morissette, C. Smith, D. Costa, J. McCarthy, J. B. Nation, S. Nicol, A. Pershing, and V. Smetacek. 2014. Whales as marine ecosystem engineers. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi:10.1890/130220

Clauset, A. 2013. How Large Should Whales Be? PLoS ONE 8:e53967.

Tuesday Oct 8- Temperature Adaptation 1

Peckham, H. S., D. Maldonado-Diaz, Y. Tremblay, R. Ochoa, J. Polovina, G. Balazs, P. H. Dutton, and W. J. Nichols. 2011. Demographic implications of alternative foraging strategies in juvenile loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta of the North Pacific Ocean. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 425:269-280.pdf files/Peckham_Etal_MEPS_2011.pdf

Thursday Oct 10- Temperature Adaptation 2

Hetem, R. S., W. M. Strauss, L. G. Fick, S. K. Maloney, L. C. R. Meyer, M. Shobrak, A. Fuller, and D. Mitchell. 2010. Variation in the daily rhythm of body temperature of free-living Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx): does water limitation drive heterothermy? Journal of Comparative Physiology B-Biochemical Systemic and Environmental Physiology 180 :1111-1119.

Tuesday Oct 15- Linking Proximate to Ultimate

Monaghan, P. 2014. Organismal stress, telomeres and life histories. Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 57-66 doi:10.1242/jeb.090043

Steven J. Cooke, Daniel T. Blumstein, Richard Buchholz, Tim Caro, Esteban Fernández-Juricic, Craig E. Franklin, Julian Metcalfe, Constance M. O’Connor, Colleen Cassady St. Clair, William J. Sutherland and Martin Wikelski. 2013. Physiology, Behavior, and Conservation. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology

Additional Readings (the first three are must read).

Chamberlin, T. C. 1965. The method of multiple working hypotheses. Science 148:754-759.

Gould, S. J. and R. C. Lewontin. 1979. The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm: a critique of the adaptationist programme. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 205:581-598.

Platt, J. R. 1964. Strong Inference. Science 146:347-353.

Brown, J. H. and P. F. Nicoletto. 1991. Spatial Scaling of Species Composition: Body Masses of North American Land Mammals. The American Naturalist 138 :1478-1512.

Calder, W. A. 2001. Ecological Consequences of Body Size. eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Cooke, S. J., L. Sack, C. E. Franklin, A. P. Farrell, J. Beardall, M. Wikelski, and S. L. Chown. 2013. What is conservation physiology? Perspectives on an increasingly integrated and essential science. Conservation Physiology 1.

Costa, D. P. and B. Sinervo. 2004. Field physiology: physiological insights from animals in nature. Annual Review of Physiology 66:209-238.

Costa, D. P., G. A. Breed, and P. W. Robinson. 2012. New Insights into Pelagic Migrations: Implications for Ecology and Conservation. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 43:73-96.

Gauthier-Clerc, M., J. P. Gendner, C. A. Ribic, W. R. Fraser, E. J. Woehler, S. Descamps, C. Gilly, C. Le Bohec, and Y. Le Maho. 2004. Long-term effects of flipper bands on penguins. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 271:S423-S426.

Wikelski, M. 2005. Evolution of body size in Galapagos marine iguanas. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 272:1985-1993.

Lenski, R. E. and A. F. Bennett. 1993. Evolutionary Response of Escherichia coli to Thermal Stress. The American Naturalist 142:S47-S64.

Wikelski, M. and S. J. Cooke. 2006. Conservation physiology. Trends Ecol. Evol. 21:38-46.

Readings Lyon Section

Thursday October 23th

Tuesday October 28st

Thursday October 30th

Tuesday October 29th

Thursday November 4

Tuesday November 6th

Thursday November 13th


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