Recommended Readings: Joel E. Cohen Ph.D. Monday November 7 2016

Monday Lectures

Monday October 31, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Joel E. Cohen   Ph.D.

Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations

The Rockefeller University


Departments of International and Public Affairs;
Earth and Environmental Sciences; Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology; and Statistics of Columbia University

The Variation is the Theme:

Taylor’s law from Chagas Disease Vector Control to Tornado Outbreaks

Recommended Readings:

Taylor, L. R. Aggregation, variance and the mean.  Nature.  178:732-735    1961

Anderson, Sean C.; Cooper, Andrew B.; Dulvy, Nicholas K.   Ecological prophets: quantifying metapopulation portfolio effects. METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION  4(10): 971-981      OCT 2013

Meng, Xu. Taylor’s power law: Before and after 50 years of scientific scrutiny.  ArXiv.      2011

Taylor, L. R. and I. P. Woiwod  Temporal Stability as a Density-Dependent Species Characteristic.  Journal of Animal Ecology.   49(1): 209-224   February 1980

Kalyuzhny, Michael; Schreiber, Yishai; Chocron, Rachel; et al.  Temporal fluctuation scaling in populations and communities. ECOLOGY.   95(6):1701-1709   JUN 2014

Recommended Readings: Uri Alon Ph.D. October 28 2016

Friday Lecture Series

Friday  October 28  2016    3:45  p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Uri Alon

Professor, Department of Molecular Cell Biology

Weizmann Institute of Science

Evolutionary Trade Offs and the Geometry of Phenotype Space

Recommended Readings:

Keren, Leeat; Hausser, Jean; Lotan-Pompan, Maya; et al. Massively Parallel Interrogation of the Effects of Gene Expression Levels on Fitness. CELL    166(5):1282-+  AUG 25 2016

Korem, Yael; Szekely, Pablo; Hart, Yuval; et al. Geometry of the Gene Expression Space of Individual Cells. PLOS COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY    11(7):e1004224   JUL 2015

Tendler, Avichai; Mayo, Avraham; Alon, Uri  Evolutionary tradeoffs, Pareto optimality and the morphology of ammonite shells. BMC SYSTEMS BIOLOGY  V 9: article number: 12   MAR 7 2015

Szekely, Pablo; Sheftel, Hila; Mayo, Avi; et al. Evolutionary Tradeoffs between Economy and Effectiveness in Biological Homeostasis Systems.  PLOS COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY.   9(8): e1003163    AUG 2013

Sheftel, Hila; Shoval, Oren; Mayo, Avi; et al. The geometry of the Pareto front in biological phenotype space. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION.   3(6):1471-1483    JUN 2013

Recommended Readings: Jesse Ausubel M.A. October 10, 2016

Monday Lecture Series

Monday October 10, 2016   4 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Jesse Ausubel, M.A.

Director and Senior Research Associate

Program for the Human Environment, The Rockefeller University

Nature Rebounds

Recommended Readings:

Donlan, J; Berger, J; Bock, CE; et al.  Re-wilding North America. NATURE   436 (7053):913-914    AUG 18 2005

Ausubel, Jesse H. and Paul E. Waggoner.  Dematerialization: Variety, caution, and persistence.  PNAS.   105(35):12774-12779.   June 2008.

Pearce, F and J. Ausubel.  Be green, think big. NEW SCIENTIST   189( 2536): 44-46 JAN 28 2006

Ausubel, Jesse H. and Paul E. Waggoner.  Assessing environmental changes in grasslandsSCIENCE  299(5614): 1844-1844      MAR 21 2003

Kauppi, Pekka E.; Ausubel, Jesse H.; Fang, Jingyun; et al.  Returning forests analyzed with the forest identity.  PNAS.  103(46): 17574-17579     NOV 14 2006