Recommended Readings: Hopi Hoekstra, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

From Darwin to DNA: The Genetic Basis of Adaptive Morphology and Behavior

Hopi Hoekstra, Ph.D., Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology,

curator of mammals, Museum of Comparative Zoology,

Harvard University

February 24, 2012

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium


Recommended Readings:

Abzhanov, A., C. G. Extavour, A. Groover, S. A. Hodges, H. E. Hoekstra, E. M. Kramer, and A. Monteiro. 2008. Are we there yet? tracking the development of new model systems. Trends in Genetics 24, (7): 353-360

Barrett, R. D. H., and H. E. Hoekstra. 2011. Molecular spandrels: Tests of adaptation at the genetic level. Nature Reviews Genetics 12, (11): 767-780

Hoekstra, H. E. 2006. Genetics, development and evolution of adaptive pigmentation in vertebrates. Heredity 97, (3): 222-234

Hoekstra, H. E., and J. A. Coyne. 2007. The locus of evolution: Evo devo and the genetics of adaptation. Evolution 61, (5): 995-1016

Stinchcombe, J. R., and H. E. Hoekstra. 2008. Combining population genomics and quantitative genetics: Finding the genes underlying ecologically important traits. Heredity 100, (2): 158-170

Recommended Readings: Otger Campas, PH.D. Oct 25, 2010

Monday Lecture Series

Quantifying Morphogenesis and Morphological Variation

Otger Campas, Ph.D.,

SysCODE Fellow 

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Department of Organismic

 and Evolutionary Biology

Harvard University and Harvard Medical School

October 25, 2010

4:00 p.m.  Welch Hall Level Two


Recommended Readings:

Campas, O; Mallarino, R; Herrel, A  et al.  2010.  Scaling and shear transformations capture beak shape variation in Darwin’s finches.  PNAS  107(8): 3356-3360

Van Bocxlaer, B; Schultheiss, R.  2010.  Comparison of morphometric techniques for shapes with few homologous landmarks based on machine-learning approaches to biological discrimination. Paleobiology.  36(3):497-515  Please request from Markus Library.

Abzhanov, A; Kuo, WP; Hartmann, C; Grant, BR; Grant, PR; Tabin, CJ.  2006.  The Calmodulin pathway and evolution of elongated beak morphology of Darwin’s finches.  NATURE.  442(7102):563-567

Burns, KJ; Hackett, SJ; Klein, NK.  2002.  Phylogenetic relationships and morphological diversity in Darwin’s finches and their relatives.  Evolution  56(6):1240-1252

Arthur, W.  2006.   D’Arcy Thompson and the theory of transformationsNATURE  Reviews Genetics.  7(5):401-U3

Kirschn er, M; Gerhart, J.  1998.  Evolvability.  PNAS.  95(15): 8420-8427

Sato, A; Tichy, H; O’huigin, C; Grant, PR; Grant, BR; Klein, J.   2001.  On the origin of Darwin’s finchesMolecular Biology and Evolution.  18(3):299-311

Petren, K; Grant, PR; Grant, BR; Keller, LF.  2005.  Comparative landscape genetics and the adaptive radiation of Darwin’s finches: the role of peripheral isolation.   Molecular Ecology.  14(10):2943-2957

Stone, JR.  1997.  The spirit of D’Arcy Thompson dwells in empirical morphospace.  Mathematical Biosciences.  142(1):13-30    Please request from Markus Library