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Wednesday Night Paper

Wednesday Night Paper is back! Meetings will be Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm in Bldg. 8 Room 5. Dr. Kris Lappin ( is now running the Wednesday night paper meetings. Please contact him for further information.

Archive: January 7, 2004 - June 1, 2011

The list of Wednesday Night papers and events seen below is for archival purposes only. There will be no attempt to update or fix any broken links. Use the scroll bar to view meetings back to January 7, 2004.

June 1, 2011
Watkins, TB. 1996. Predator-mediated selection on burst swimming performance in tadpoles of the Pacific Tree Frog, Pseudacris regilla. Physiological Zoology, 69:154-167.

May 25, 2011
Thesis Presentation - Roy Heng

May 18, 2011
Thesis Presentation - Minelia Hermsdorf

May 11, 2011
Thesis Presentation - Andrea Haller

May 4, 2011
Young BA. 2010. How a heavy-bodied snake strikes quickly: highpower axial musculature in the puff adder (Bitis arietans). J. Exp. Zool. 313A:114–121.

April 27, 2011
Shine, R et al. 2002. Antipredator Responses of Free-Ranging Pit Vipers (Gloydius shedaoensis, Viperidae). Copeia 2002(3): 843–850.

April 20, 2011
Rowe, MP & DH Owings. 1990. Probing, assessment, and management during interactions between ground squirrels and rattlesnakes. Part 1: Risks related to rattlesnake size and body temperature. Ethology 86: 237-249.

April 13, 2011
Loarie, SR et al. 2009. The velocity of climate change. Nature 462:1052-1055. (+ supplement)

April 6, 2011
Mangla, S et al. 2011. Intra and interspecific competition among invasive and native species during early stages of plant growth. Plant Ecology (published online 04 March 2011).

March 30, 2011
Schoener, TW. 2011. The newest synthesis: Understanding the interplay of evolutionary and ecological dynamics. Science 331:426-429.

March 16 & 23, 2011
NO MEETING. Finals and Spring Break.

March 9, 2011
Gagliardo, A et al. 2011. Olfactory lateralization in homing pigeons: a GPS study on birds released with unilateral olfactory inputs. Journal of Experimental Biology 214:593-598.

March 2, 2011
Tamura, K et al. 2011. Embryological evidence identifies wing digits in birds as digits 1, 2, and 3. Science 331:753-757.

February 23, 2011
Davis, SD & HA Mooney. 1985. Comparative water relations of adjacent california shrub and grassland communities. Oecologia 66:522-529.

February 16, 2011
An evening with the Reverend Bayes. Read through the first five pages of the handout. The remaining pages are an example using SAS, which will be discussed at the meeting.

February 9, 2011
Rundel, PW. 1995. Winter growth phenology and leaf orientation in Pachypodium namaquanum (Apocynaceae) in the succulent karoo of the Richtersveld, South Africa. Oecologia 101:472-477.

February 2, 2011
Wood, WE & SM Yezerinac. 2006. Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) song varies with urban noise. The Auk 123:650-6592.

January 26, 2011
Bortolus, A. 2008. Error cascades in the Biological Sciences: The unwanted consequences of using bad taxonomy in ecology. Ambio 37:114-118.

January 19, 2011
Ulrich, W and NJ Gotelli. 2010. Null model analysis of species associations using abundance data. Ecology 91:3384–3397.

January 12, 2011
Walker, JA. 1998. Estimating velocities and accelerations of animal locomotion: A simulation experiment comparing numerical differentiation algorithms. Journal of Experimental Biology 201:981–995.

January 5, 2011
Siepielski, AM and MA McPeek. 2010. On the evidence for species coexistence: a critique of the coexistence program. Ecology 91: 3153–3164.

December 8 through December 29, 2010
No meeting. Winter break.

December 1, 2010
Mouquet, N et al. 2003. Community assembly time and the relationship between local and regional species richness. Oikos 103:618-626.

November 24, 2010
No Meeting

November 17, 2010
Special Presentation:
Jessica Goodheart: Temperature Preferences of Two Southern California Chorus Frogs, Pseudacris hypochondriaca and Pseudacris cadaverina
SCCUR presentation - no paper to read

November 10, 2010
Autumn, K. 1999. Secondarily Diurnal Geckos Return to Cost of Locomotion Typical of Diurnal Lizards. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 72:339-351.

November 3, 2010
Wilbur, HM & RD Semlitsch. 1990. Ecological Consequences of Tail Injury in Rana Tadpoles. Copeia 1990:18-24.

October 27, 2010
Droste, T et al. 2010. Variation for phenotypic plasticity among populations of an invasive exotic grass. Plant Ecology 207:297–306.

October 20, 2010
Pryke, SR. 2010. Females Use Multiple Mating and Genetically Loaded Sperm Competition to Target Compatible Genes. Science 329:964-967.

October 13, 2010
O'Keefe, FR. 2002. The evolution of plesiosaur and pliosaur morphotypes in the Plesiosauria (Reptilia: Sauropterygia). Paleobiology. 28:101-112.

October 6, 2010
Brennan, P.L.R. et al. 2010. Explosive eversion and functional morphology of the duck penis supports sexual conflict in waterfowl genitalia. Proc. R. Soc. B. 277:1309 - 1314 .

September 29, 2010
Jankowski, JE et al. 2010. Squeezed at the top: Interspecific aggression may constrain elevational ranges in tropical birds. Ecology 91:1877-1884.

September 1 - 22, 2010
NO PAPER MEETINGS. Summer break. Next paper will be Sept 29.

August 25, 2010
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Diane Su will do a presentation on her thesis in preparation for the thesis defense. There is no paper to read.

August 18, 2010
Espinoza, RE et al. 2004. Recurrent evolution of herbivory in small, cold-climate lizards: Breaking the ecophysiological rules of reptilian herbivory. PNAS 16819-16824.

August 11 , 2010
Recuero, E. et al. 2006. Phylogeography of Pseudacris regilla (Anura: Hylidae) in western North America, with a proposal for a new taxonomic rearrangement. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39:293–304.

August 4, 2010
Wiens, JJ et al. 2010. An expanded phylogeny of treefrogs (Hylidae) based on nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55:871–882.

July 28, 2010
Prates, I & CA Navas. 2009. Cutaneous Resistance to Evaporative Water Loss in Brazilian Rhinella (Anura: Bufonidae) from Contrasting Environments. Copeia 3:618-622.

July 21, 2010
Holland, J. N., and D. L. DeAngelis. 2010. A consumer–resource approach to the density-dependent population dynamics of mutualism. Ecology 91:1286-1295.

July 14, 2010
Martin, TE & P Li. 1992. Life history traits of open- vs. cavity-nesting birds. Ecology 73:579-592.

July 7. 2010

June 30, 2010
Wilson, RS & CE Franklin. 2000. Effect of Ontogenetic Increases in Body Size on Burst Swimming Performance in Tadpoles of the Striped Marsh Frog, Limnodynastes peronii. Physiolog. & Biochem. Zoology 73:142-152.

June 23, 2010
Martin, K & KL Wiebe. 2004. Coping mechanisms of alpine and arctic breeding birds: Extreme weather and limitations to reproductive resilience. Integr. Comp. Biol. 44:177–185.

June 9 - 16, 2010
No papers - finals and break.

June 2, 2010
Tracy, CR et al. 2010. Not just small, wet, and cold: Effects of body size and skin resistance
on thermoregulation and arboreality of frogs. Ecology 91:1477-1484.

May 26, 2010
Special Presentation: Thesis Research - Dustin Ray

May 19, 2010
Svensson, E. 1995. Avian reproductive timing: when should parents be prudent? Anim. Behav. 49:1569-1575.

May 12, 2010
Special Presentation: Thesis Research - Tara Stark

May 5, 2010
Blair J and RJ Wassersug. 2000. Variation in the pattern of predator-Induced damage to tadpole tails. Copeia, 2000:390-401.

April 28, 2010
Cox RM and R Calsbeek. 2010. Cryptic aex-ratio bias provides indirect genetic benefits despite sexual conflict. Science 328:92-94.

April 21, 2010
Gavrilets S and JB Losos. 2009. Adaptive radiation: Contrasting theory with data. Science 323:732-737.

April 14, 2010
Packard GC and GF Birchard. 2008. Traditional allometric analysis fails to provide a valid predictive model for mammalian metabolic rates. J. Exp. Biol. 211:3581-3587.

April 7, 2010
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Marci Hollenshead will present her Ph.D. research.

March 17 - 31, 2010
NO PAPER MEETINGS. Finals, Spring break, Chavez holiday.

March 10, 2010
van Bocxlaer, I. et al. 2010. Gradual adaptation toward a range-expansion phenotype initiated the global radiation of toads. Science. 327:679 - 682.

March 3, 2010
Lemmon, EM. 2009. Diversification of conspecific signals in sympatry: geographic overlap drives multidimensional reproductive character displacement in frogs. Evolution 63:1155-1170.

February 24, 2010
Marquez, VJ & EB Allen. 1996. Ineffectiveness of two annual legumes as nurse plants for establishment of Artemisia californica in coastal sage scrub. Restoration Ecology 4:42-50.

February 17, 2010
van Doorn, GS et al. 2009. On the origin of species by natural and sexual selection. Science 326:1704-1707.

February 10, 2010
Richards-Zawacki, C. 2009. Thermoregulatory behaviour affects prevalence of chytrid fungal infection in a wild population of Panamanian golden frogs. Proc. R. Soc. B. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1656. Published online.

February 3, 2010
Newell, EA et al. 2002. Seasonal patterns of carbohydrate storage in four tropical tree species. Oecologia 131:333-342.

January 27, 2010
Special Presentation: Jill Parsell, "Mating System of the Yellow-faced Grassquit"

January 20, 2010
Patek, SN and RL Caldwell. 2005. Extreme impact and cavitation forces of a biological hammer: strike forces of the peacock mantis shrimp Odontodactylus scyllarus. J. Experimental Biology 208:3655-3664.

January 13, 2010
Chamberlain, NL et al. 2009. Polymorphic butterfly reveals the missing link in ecological speciation. Science 326:847-850.

January 6, 2010
Gill, JL et al. 2009. Plestocene megafaunal collapse, novel plant communities, and enhanched fire regimes in North America. Science 326:1100-1103.

December 9, 2009 - December 30, 2009
No meetings. Winter break.

December 2, 2009
Crooks, KR et al. 2001. Extinction and colonization of birds on habitat islands. Conservation Biology 15:159-172.

November 25, 2009
No meeting

November 18, 2009
Douglas, ME et al. 2006. Evolution of rattlesnakes (Viperidae; Crotalus) in the warm deserts of western North America shaped by Neogene vicariance and Quarternary climate change. Molecular Ecology 15:3353-3374.

November 11, 2009
No meeting. Holiday.

November 4, 2009
Ashton, KG and A de Queiroz. 2001. Molecular systematics of the western rattleshnake, Crotalus viridis (Viperidae), with comments on the utility of the D-loop in phylogenetic studies of snakes. Molec. Phylogenetics & Evol. 21:176-189.

October 28, 2009
Allen, EB et al. 1998. Nitrogen deposition effects on coastal sage vegetation of southern California. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-166.

October 21, 2009
Hilton, Z. et al. 2008. Physiology underpins habitat partitioning in a sympatric sister-species pair of intertidal fishes. Functional Ecology 1-10.

October 14, 2009
Keeley, JE et al. 2009. The 2007 southern California wildfires: Lessons in complexity. J. Forestry 287-296.

October 7, 2009
Eberhardt, L.L. 2002. A paradigm for population analysis of long-lived vertebrates. Ecology 83:2841-2854.

September 30, 2009
Smucker, KM et al. 2005. Changes in bird abundance after wildfire: Importance of fire severity and time since fire. Ecological Applications 15:1535-1549.

June 10 - September 23, 2009
No meetings. Summer break.

June 3, 2009
Zedler, JB. 2003. Wetlands at your service: reducing impacts of agriculture at the watershed scale. Ecol. Environ. 1:65-72.

May 27, 2009
Tracy, CR and KA Christian. 2005. Preferred temperature correlates with evaporative water loss in Hylid frogs in northern Australia. Physio. and Biochem. Zoology 78:839-846.

May 20, 2009
Special Presentation. Jill Parsell: "The Mating System of the Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivacea)"

May 13, 2009
Pratt, RB et al. 2007. Relationships among xylem transport, biomechanics and storage in stems and roots of nine Rhamnacaeae species of the California chaparral. New Physiologist 174:787-798.

May 6, 2009
Bonine, KE et al. 2001. Comparative analysis of fiber-type composition in the iliofibularis muscle of Phrynosomatid lizards (Squamata). J of Morphology 250:265-280.

April 29, 2009
Lips, KR et al. 2008. Riding the wave: Reconciling the roles of disease and climate change in amphibian declines. PLoS Biology 6:0441-0454.

April 22, 2009
Leeper, J & M Moore. In prep. Talon penetration of some North American raptors as related to natural history. Manuscript.

April 15, 2009
Dwyer, CM & H Kaiser. 1997. Relationship between skull form and prey selection in the Thamnophiine snake genera Nerodia and Regina. J. Herp. 31:463-475.

April 8, 2009
Almeida-Gomes, M et al. 2007. Diet and microhabitat use by two Hylodinae species (Anura, Cycloramphidae) living in sympatry and syntopy in a Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest area. Iheringia, Ser. Zool, Porto Alegre 97(1):27-30.

April 1, 2009
Benton, MJ. 2009. The Red Queen and the Court Jester: Species diversity and the role of biotic and abiotic factors through time. Science 323:728-732.

March 18 - 25, 2009
No paper meetings. Final exams and spring break.

March 11, 2009
NO MEETING TONIGHT. The paper scheduled for tonight will be discussed on April 1 (see below).

March 4, 2009
van der Meij, MAA & RG Bout. 2004. Scaling of jaw muscle size and maximal bite force in finches. J. Exp. Biology 207:2745-2753.

February 25, 2009
Rudolf, VHW & M Rödel. 2005. Oviposition site selection in a complex and variable environment: the role of habitat quality and conspecific cues. Oecologia 142:316-325.

February 18, 2009
Terborgh, J et al. 2008. Tree recruitment in an empty forest. Ecology 89:1757-1768.

February 11, 2009
Krueger, TR et al. 2008. The genetic mating system of a tropical tanager. Condor 110:559-562.

February 4, 2009
Moriarty, EC and DC Cannatella. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of the North American chorus frogs (Pseudacris: Hylidae). Molec. Phylgenet. & Evol. 30:409-420.

January 28, 2009
Grim, T. 2008. A possible role of social activity to explain differences in publication output among ecologists. Oikos (vol & page numbers not available).

January 21, 2009
Special presentation. Tara Stark: "Landscape Restoration in a Coastal Sage Scrub Community"

January 14, 2009
Luiselli, L. 2008. Do lizard communities partition the trophic niche? A worldwide meta-analysis using null models. Oikos 117:321-330.

January 7, 2009
Nettle, D and TV Pollet. 2008. Natural selection on male wealth in humans. Amer. Natur. 172:658-666.

December 10 - December 31, 2008
NO MEETINGS - enjoy your winter break

December 3, 2008
Summers, K. et al. 1997. Phenotypic and genetic divergence in three species of dart-poison frogs with contrasting parental behavior. J. Heredity 88:8-13. -and-
Summers, K. et al. 2004. Cross-breeding of distinct color morphs of the Strawberry Poison Frog (Dendrobates pumilo) from the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama. J. Herpetology 38:1-8.

November 26, 2008
Cox, RD and EB Allen. 2008. Stability of exotic annual grasses following restoration efforts in southern California coastal sage scrub. J. Applied Ecol. 45:495-504.

November 19, 2008
NO MEETING - preparation for AAALAC accreditation visit.

November 12, 2008
NO MEETING - our speaker for this night will not be able to attend, and the meeting is canceled.

November 5, 2008
Garb, JE et al. 2004. The black widow spider genus Latrodectus (Araneae: Theridiidae): phylogeny, biogeography, and invasion history. Molec. Phylogenet. & Evol. 31:1127-1142
Available online at

October 29, 2008
Mackessy, SP et al. 2003. Ontogenetic variation in venom composition and diet of Crotalus oreganus concolor: A case of venom paedomorphosis? Copeia ?(4):769-782.

October 22, 2008
Kelly, CK et al. 2008. Phylogeny, niches, and relative abundance in natural communities. Ecology 89:962-970.

October 15, 2008
Meeting cancelled. Watch the Obama-McCain debate!

October 8, 2008
Daly, BG et al. 2008. Causes of habitat divergence in two species of agamid lizards in arid central Australia. Ecology 89:65-76.

October 1, 2008
Hackett, et al. 2008. A phylogenomic study of birds reveals their evolutionary history. Science. 320:1763-1768.

June 4, 2008
Mills, SC et al. 2007. Quantitative measure of sexual selection with respect to the operational sex ratio: a comparison of selection indices. Proc. R. Soc. B 274:143-150.

June 11 - September 24
Summer break. No regularly scheduled papers, but there may be special meetings. Watch this space!

May 28, 2008
Special Presentation: Carla Stout will present her thesis project on nudibranch phylogenetics/systematics.

May 21, 2008
Special Presentation: Francisca Herrera will present her thesis project: " Effects of small-scale disturbance on seed bank species in a coastal sage scrub community."

May 14, 2008
Special Session: Dr. Kirk Fitzhugh, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, will discuss his paper: ‘Evidence' For Evolution Versus ‘Evidence' For Intelligent Design: Parallel Confusions currently in review at Evolution: Education and Outreach.
You may also be interested in the following papers by Dr. Fitzhugh:
Evolutionary Biology Versus Intelligent Design: Resolving the Issue; and
The Mechanics of Testing a Theory: Implications for Intelligent Design.

May 7, 2008
Caldwell JP & MC de Araujo. 1978. Cannabalistic interactions resulting from indiscriminate predatory behavior in tadpoles of poison frogs (Anura: Dendrobatidae). Biotropica 30:92-103.

April 30, 2008
Marshall, TC et al. 1998. Statistical confidence for likelihood-based paternity inference in natural populations. Molec. Ecology 7:639-655.

April 23, 2008
Du, WG et al. 2006. Habitat selection in two sympatric Chinese skinks, Eumeces elegans and Sphenomorphus indicus: do thermal preferences matter? Can. J. Zool. 84:1300-1306.

April 16, 2008
Preston, KL & JT Rotenberry. 2006. Independent effects of food and predator-mediated processes on annual fecundity in a songbird. Ecology 87:160-168.

April 9, 2008
Stuart-Fox, D & A Moussalli. 2008. Selection for social signalling drives the evolution of chameleon colour change. PLoS Biology 6:0022-0029.

April 2, 2008
Palmer, TM et al. 2008. Breakdown of an ant-plant mutualism follows the loss of large herbivores from an African savanna. Science 319:192-195.

March 19 - 26, 2008
No paper - Spring Break

March 12, 2008
Rantala, MJ. 2007. Evolution of nakedness in Homo sapiens. Journal of Zoology 273:1-7.

March 5, 2008
Chaine, AS & BE Lyon. 2008. Adaptive plasticity in female mate choice dampens sexual selection on male ornaments in the Lark Bunting. Science 319:459-462.

February 27, 2008.
Summers, K. et al. 1999. Visual mate choice in poison frogs. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 266:2141-2145.

February 20, 2008
Wente, WH & JB Phillips. 2005. Microhabitat selection by the Pacific treefrog, Hyla regilla. Animal Behaviour 70:279-287.

February 13, 2008
Mueller, RL. 2006. Evolutionary rates, divergence dates, and the performance of mitochondrial genes in Bayesian phylogenetic analysis. Syst. Biol. 55:289-300.

February 6, 2008
Clutton-Brock, T. 2007. Sexual selection in males and females. Science 318:1882-1885.

January 30, 2008.
Holycross, AT & ME Douglas. 2007. Geographical isolation, genetic divergence, and ecological non-exchangeability define ESUs in a threatened sky-island rattlesnake. Biol. Cons. 134:142-154.

January 23, 2008
Donlan, CJ et al. 2006. Pleistocene rewilding: An optimistic agenda for twenty-first century conservation. Am. Nat. 168:660-681. -AND-
Caro, T. 2007. The Pleistocene re-wilding gambit. Trends Ecol. and Evol. 22:281-283.

January 16, 2008
Lichstein, JW et al. 2007. Intraspecific variation and species coexistence. Am. Nat. 170:807-818.

January 9, 2008
Foster et al. 2007. Genetic structure and evolved malaria resistance in Hawaiian honeycreepers. Molecular Ecology 16:4738-4746.

December 5, 2007 - January 2, 2008
No Meetings - Winter Break

November 28, 2007
Reznick, DN & CK Ghalambor. 2001. The population ecology of contemporary adaptations: what empirical studies reveal about the conditions that promote adaptive evolution. Genetica 112-113:183-198.

November 21, 2007
Paper meeting canceled.

November 14, 2007
Templeton, AR, et al. 2007. Disrupting evolutionary processes: The effect of habitat fragmentation on collared lizards in the Missouri Ozarks. PNAS 98:5426-5432.
You may download the paper as a pdf file (7pages; 252 KB).

November 7, 2007
Lailvaux, SP & DJ Irschick. 2007. The evolution of performance-based male fighting ability in Caribbean Anolis Lizards. Am. Nat. 170:573-586.

October 31, 2007
No meeting. Too many ghouls and goblins afoot...

October 24, 2007
Reynolds, SM et al. 2007. Behavioral paternity predicts genetic paternity in Satin Bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus), a species with a non-resource-based mating system. Auk:857-867.

October 17, 2007
Whitworth, TL et al. 2007. DNA barcoding cannot reliable identify species of the blowfly genus Protocalliphora (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Proc. R. Soc. B:274:1731-1739.

October 10, 2007
SPECIAL MEETING: "Slides of the Galapagos Islands"
Presented by Dr. Kris Lappin and others who went on the Fall 2007 trip to the islands.

October 3, 2007
Special presentation by Gail Drus, Cal Poly alumna and grad student at UC Santa Barbara:
"Biological control of tamarisk (Tamarix sp.) in the Great Basin, and prescribed fire as a restoration tool"

Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 6:00 PM, Bldg 8 Room 5
French, WJ et al. 2004. Mojave toxin in venom of Crotalus helleri (Southern Pacific Rattlesnake): molecular and geographic characterization. Toxicon 44:781-791.

THURSDAY August 23, 2007 (6:00 8-5)
Baldauf, SL et al. 2000. A kingdom-level phylogeny of eukaryotes based on combined protein data. Science 290:972-977.

THURSDAY August 9, 2007 (6:00 8-5)
Roughgarden, J et al. 2006. Reproductive social behavior: Cooperative games to replace sexual selection. Science 311:965-969.

THURSDAY July 26, 2007 (6:00 8-5)
Arbogast, BS et al. 2006. The origin and diversification of Galapagos mockingbirds. Ecology 60:370-382.

THURSDAY July 12, 2007 (6:00 8-5)
Kalmar, A and DJ Currie. 2007. A unified model of avian species richness on islands and continents. Ecology 88:1309-1321.

THURSDAY June 29, 2007 (6:00 8-5)
Feduccia, A. et al. 2007. Archaeoteryx 2007: Quo Vadis? Auk 124:373-380.

Regular Wednesday Night Paper will be on hiatus for the summer. The next regular meeting will be September 26, 2007. HOWEVER: there will be some special meetings (probably on Tuesdays or Thursdays) during the summer. Watch this space for details!

May 30, 2007
Special Presentation! Graduate student Brandon King will give a presentation on his work:
"A multivariate approach to examining relationships among insectivorous breeding birds and the vegetation and prey availability that comprise their habitats."

May 23, 2007
Cooper, CB et al. 2007. Contrasting natural experiments confirm competition between House Finches and House Sparrows. Ecology 88:864-870.

May 16, 2007
Murtaugh, P. 2007. Simplicity and complexity in ecological data analysis. Ecology 88:56-62.

May 9, 2007
Chapman, DD et al. 2004. Predominance of genetic monogamy by females in a hammerhead shark, Shyrna tiburo: implications for shark conservation. Molecular Ecology 13:1965-1974.

May 2, 2007
Rubinoff, D. 2001. Evaluating the California Gnatcatcher as an umbrella species for conservation of southern California coastal sage scrub. 15:1374-1383.

April 25, 2007
Ryan, PG et al. 2007. Ecological speciation in south Atlantic island finches. Science 315:1420-1423.

April 18, 2007
Slack, KE et al. 2007. Resolving the root of the avian mitogenomic tree by breaking up long branches. Molec. Phylogenet. & Evol. 42:1-13.

April 11, 2007
Noonan, JP et al. 2006. Sequencing and analysis of Neanderthal genomic DNA. Science 314:1113-1118.

April 4, 2007
Colwell, RK and JA Coddington. 1994. Estimating terrestrial biodiversity through extrapolation. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 345:101-118.

March 28, 2007
Moreau, CS et al. 2006. Phylogeny of the ants: Diversification in the age of angiosperms. Science 312:101-104.
March 14-21, 2007
No papers. Spring break.

March 7, 2007
Held over by popular demand:
Kaspari, M. et al. 2000. Energity, density, and constraints to species richness: Ant assemblages along a productivity gradient. Amer. Natur. 155:280-293.

February 28, 2007
Kaspari, M. et al. 2000. Energity, density, and constraints to species richness: Ant assemblages along a productivity gradient. Amer. Natur. 155:280-293.

February 21, 2007
No meeting this date.

February 14, 2007
Anders Hay-Schmidt, The evolution of the serotonergic nervous system, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Volume 267, Issue 1448, 07 Jun 2000, Pages 1071 - 1079, DOI 10.1098/rspb.2000.1111, URL

February 7, 2007
Knouft, JH et al. 2006. Phylogenetic analysis of the evolution of the niche in lizards of the Anolis sagrei group. Ecology 87 Supplement:S29-S38.

January 31, 2007
Lovette, IJ & WM Hochachka. 2006. Simultaneous effects of phylogenetic niche conservatism and competition on avian community structure. Ecology 87 Supplement:S14-S28.

January 24, 2007
Yanoviak, SP et al. 2005. Directed aerial descent in canopy ants. Nature. 433:624-626.

January 17, 2007

January 10, 2007
Held over by popular demand:
Avolio, C et al. 2006. The adaptive significance of sexually dimorphic scale rugosity in sea snakes. Amer. Nat. 167:728-738.

January 3, 2007
Avolio, C et al. 2006. The adaptive significance of sexually dimorphic scale rugosity in sea snakes. Amer. Nat. 167:728-738.

December 6-23, 2006.
No papers. Final exams and Winter break.

November 29, 2006
Raia, P & S Meiri. 2006. The island rule in large mammals: Paleontology meets ecology. Evolution 60:1731-1742.

November 22, 2006
Carvalho, CBV et al. 2006. Breeding strategies of a socially monogamous neotropical passerine: Extra-pair fertilizations, behavior, and morphology. Condor 108:579-590.

November 15, 2006
Duckworth, RA. 2006. Aggressive behaviour affects selection on morphology by influencing settlement patterns in a passerine bird. Proc. R. Soc. B 273:1789-1795.

November 8, 2006
Leibold, MA & MA McPeek. 2006. Coexistence of the niche and neutral perspectives in community ecology. Ecology 87:1399-1410.

November 1 , 2006
Held over by popular demand from last week:
McGill, BJ et al. 2006. Empirical evaluation of neutral theory. Ecology 87:1411-1423.

October 25, 2006
McGill, BJ et al. 2006. Empirical evaluation of neutral theory. Ecology 87:1411-1423.

October 18, 2006
Ricklefs, RE. 2006. Evolutionary diversification and the origin of the diversity-environment relationship. Ecology 87 Supplement:S3-S13.

October 11, 2006
Ricklefs, RE. 2006. The unified neutral theory of biodiversity: Do the numbers add up? Ecology 87:1424-1431.

October 4, 2006
Hubbell, SP. 2006. Neutral theory and the evolution of ecological equivalence. Ecology 87:1387-1398.

September 27, 2006
Grant, PR & BR Grant. 2006. Evolution of character displacement in Darwin's finches. Science 313:224-226.

No papers during Summer Quarter. Papers resume September 27, 2006.

May 31, 2006
Facon, B et al. 2006. A general eco-evolutionary framework for understanding bioinvasions. Trends Ecol Evol. 21:130-135.

May 24, 2006
Ciccarelli, FD et al. 2006. Toward automatic reconstruction of a highly resolved tree of life. Science 311:1283-1287.

May 17, 2006
Calsbeek, R et al. 2003. Patterns of molecular evolution and diversification in a biodiversity hotspot: the California Floristic Province. Molec. Ecol. 12:1021-1029.

May 10, 2006
Faeth, SH et al. 2005. Trophic dynamics in urban communities. Bioscience 55:399-407.

May 3, 2006
Lawler JJ & TC Edwards, Jr. 2006. A variance-decomposition approach to investigating multiscale habitat associations. Condor 108:47-58.

April 26, 2006
Clark, RW. 2004. Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) use chemical cues to select ambush sites. J. Chem. Ecol. 30:607-617.

April 19, 2006
Nicholson, KE et al. 2005. Mainland colonization by island lizards. J. Biogeogr. 32:929-938

April 12, 2006
Blackburn, TM et al. 2005. Functional diversity of mammalian predators and extinction in island birds. Ecology 86:2916-2923.

April 5, 2006
Jackson, JA. 2006. Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis): Hope, and the interfaces of science, conservation, and politics. Auk 123:1-15.

March 29, 2006
Crawley MJ and JE Harral. 2001. Scale dependence in plant biodiversity. Science 291:864-868.

March 15-22, 2006
No paper. Spring break.

March 8, 2006
Delsuc F et al. 2006. Tunicates and not cephalochordates are the closest living relatives of vertebrates. Nature 439:965-968.

March 1, 2006
Rushton SP et al. 2000. Modelling the spatial dynamics of parapoxvirus disease in red and grey squirrels: a possible cause of the decline of the red squirrel in the UK? J. Applied Ecol. 37:997-1012.

February 22, 2006
Madsen O et al. 2001. Parallel adaptive radiations in two major clades of placental mammals. Nature 409:610-614.

February 15, 2006
Lehnann-Ziebarth, N et al. 2005. Evolution of periodicity in periodical cicadas. Ecology 86:3200-3211.

February 8, 2006
Young, RL & AV Badyaev. 2004. Evolution of sex-biased maternal effects in birds: I. Sex-specific resource allocation among simultaneously growing oocytes. J. Evol. Biol. 17:1355-1366.

February 1, 2006
Raser, JM & EK O'Shea. 2005. Noise in gene expression: Origins, consequences, and control. Science 309:2010-2013.

January 25, 2006
Cavitt, JF. 2000. Fire and a tallgrass prairie reptile community: Effects on relative abundance and seasonal activity. J. Herpetology 34:12-20.

January 18, 2006
Parker, TH. 2005. No evidence for adaptive differential sex allocation in Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). Auk:122:1161-1168.

January 11, 2006
Helfenbein KG & R DeSalle. 2005. Falsifications and corroborations: Karl Popper's influence on systematics. Molec. Phylog. Evol. 35:271-280

January 4, 2006
No meeting. Papers will begin January 11.

No papers Dec 7-28. Winter Break.

November 30, 2005
Bearhop, S. et al. 2005. Assortative mating as a mechanism for rapid evolution of a migratory divide. Science 310:502-504.

November 23, 2005
Nussey DH et al. 2005. Selection on heritable phenotypic plasticity in a wild bird population. Science 310:304-306.

November 16, 2005
Reed DL et al. 2004. Genetic analysis of lice supports direct contact between modern and archaic humans. PLoS Biol 2(11):e340.
This is an open-access article, available at:

November 9, 2005
Parris MJ et al. 2005. Life-history responses to pathogens in tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) larvae. J. Herpetology. 39:366-372.

November 2, 2005
Safran RJ, et al. 2005. Dynamic paternity allocation as a function of male plumage color in barn swallows. Science 309:2210-2212.

October 26, 2005
Cheviron, ZA et al. 2005. Complex evolutionary history of a Neotropical lowland forest bird (Lepidothrix coronata) and its implications for historical hypotheses of the origin of Neotropical avian diversity. Molec. Phylogenetics & Evol. 36:338-357.

October 19, 2005
Kelly, JF & RL Hutto. 2005. An east-west comparison of migration in North American wood warblers. Condor 107:197-211.

October 12, 2005
Valdes, A. 2001. Depth-related adaptations, speciation processes and evolution of color in the genus Phyllidiopsis (Mollusca: Nudibranchia). Marine Biology 139:485-496.

October 5, 2005
McCain, CM. 2005. Elevational gradients in diversity of small mammals. Ecology 86:366-372.

September 28, 2005
Koenig, WD & AM Liebhold. 2005. Effects of periodical cicada emergences on abundance and synchrony of avian populations. Ecology 86:1873-1882.

June 8 through September 21, 2005
No papers during summer. Paper will resume September 28, 2005.

June 1, 2005
White, C. 2005. Hunters ring dinner bell for ravens: Experimental evidence of a unique foraging strategy. Ecology 86:1057-1060.

May 25, 2005
Via, S. 2002. The ecological genetics of speciation. Amer. Natur. 159, Supplement:S1-S7.

May 18, 2005
Thorpe, RS. 1996. The use of DNA divergence to help determine the correlates of evolution of morphological characters. Evolution 50:524-531.

May 11, 2005
Nagy, LR & RT Holmes. 2005. Food limits annual fecundity of a migratory songbird: An experimental study. Ecology 86:675-681.

May 4, 2005
Goheen, JR et al. 2005. Intra-guild compensation regulates species richness in desert rodents. Ecology 86:567-573.

April 27, 2005
Weldon, C et al. 2004. Origin of the amphibian chytrid fungus. Emerging Infect. Diseases 10:2100-2105.

April 20, 2005
Oshida,T et al. 2004. Phylogenetic position of the small Kashmir flying squirrel, Hylopetes fimbriatus (=Euglaucomys fimbriatus), in the subfamily Pteromyinae. Can. J. Zool. 82:1336-1342.

April 13, 2005
Ericson PGP & US Johansson. 2003. Phylogeny of Passerida (Aves: Passeriformes) based on nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data. Molec. Phylogenetics and Evolution 29:126-138.

April 6, 2005
Wilson, DR & JF Hare. 2003. RIchardson's ground squirrels (Spermophilus richardsonii) do not communicate predator movements via change in call rate. Can. J. Zool. 81:2026-2031.

March 30, 2005
Griffiths, CS et al. 2004. Phylogeny of the Falconidae (Aves): a comparison of the efficacy of mophological, mitochondrial, and nuclear data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32:101-109.

March 16 - 23, 2005
No paper. Spring break.

March 9, 2005
Carmichael, LE et al. 2005. Genotyping of pseudohermaphrodite polar bears in Nunavut and advances in DNA sexing techniques. J. of Mammal. 86:160-169.

March 2, 2005
Van der Meij, MAA et al. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of finches and allies based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Genetics and Evolution 34:97-105.

February 23, 2005
Peres-Neto, PR et al. 2003. Giving meaningful interpretation to ordination axes: Assessing loading significance in Principal Components Analysis. Ecology 84:2347-2363.

February 16, 2005
Graham, MH. 2003. Confronting multicollinearity in ecological mutliple regression. Ecology 84:2809-2815.
[Held over from February 9]

February 9, 2005
Graham, MH. 2003. Confronting multicollinearity in ecological mutliple regression. Ecology 84:2809-2815.

February 2, 2005
Griffiths, AD & KA Christian. 1996. The effects of fire on the frillneck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) in northern Australia. Aust. J. Ecology 21:386-398.

January 26, 2005
Bryce, J et al. 2002. Can niche use in red and grey squirrels offer clues for their apparent coexistence? J. Appl. Ecol. 39:875-887.

January 19, 2005
Outlaw, DC et al. 2003. Evolution of long-distance migration and historical biogeography of Catharus thrushes: A molecular phylogenetic approach. Auk 120:299-310.

January 12, 2005
Grubb, TG. 2003. Wintering Bald Eagle trends in northern Arizona, 1975-2000. Southwestern Naturalist 48:223-230.

January 5, 2004
Gotelli, NJ & GL Entsminger. 2003. Swap algorithms in null model analysis. Ecology 84:532-535.
Miklos, I. & J. Podani. 2004. Randomization of presence-absence matrices: comments and new algorithms. Ecology 85:86-92.

December 8 - 29, 2004
No papers - Winter break.

December 1, 2004
Fisher, B.L. Ant Diversity Patterns Along an Elevational Gradient in the Reserve Naturelle Integrale d'Andringitra, Madagascar. Chaper 8. Fieldiana:Zoology.

November 24, 2004
Springer, MS et al. 2004. Molecules consolidate the placental mammal tree. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:430-438.

November 17, 2004
McCarthy, MA & KM Parris. 2004. Clarifying the effect of toe clipping on frogs with Bayesian statistics. J. Applied Ecology. 41:780-786.
Also se Ethics and Amphibians by Robert M. May in the September 23, 2004 issue of Nature

November 10, 2004
Special presentation: Gail Drus - Birds of Coastal Sage Scrub

November 3, 2004
Quammen, D & R Clark. 2004. Was Darwin Wrong? National Geographic. November 2004:4-35.

October 27, 2004
Hawkins, BA et al. 2003. Productivity and history as predictors of the latitudinal diversity gradient of terrestrial birds. Ecology 84:1608-1623.

October 20, 2004
Price MV and NM Waser. 1984. On the relative abundance of species: Postfire changes in a coastal sage scrub rodent community. Ecology 65:1161-1169.

October 13, 2004
Suarez, et al. 1999. Behavioral and genetic differentiation between native and introduced populations of the Argentine ant. Biological Invasions 1:43-53.

October 6, 2004
Vignal et al. 2004. Audience drives male songbird response to partner's voice. Nature 430:448-450.
See related popular article A Social Call on page 414 of the same issue.

September 29, 2004
Cochran, WW, H Mouritsen, & M Wikelski. 2004. Migrating songbirds recalibrate their magnetic compass daily from twilight cues. Science 304:405-408.
See related popular article Songbirds Check Compass Against Sunset to Stay on Course on page 373 of the same issue.

June 9, 2004 - September 22, 2004
No meetings - enjoy your summer

June 2, 2004
Lewis, RJ & RL Wears. 1993. An introduction to the Bayesian analysis of clinical trials. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 22:1328-1336.

May 26, 2004
Armbrecht, I., I. Perfecto & J. Vandemeer. 2004. Enigmatic biodiversity correlations: Ant diversity responds to diverse resources. Science 304:284-286.

May 19, 2004
Prum, RO. 2003. Are current critiques of the theropod origin of birds science? Rebuttal to Feduccia (2002). Auk 120:550-561.

May 12, 2004
Riffell, SK & KJ Gutzwiller & SH Anderson. 1996. Does repeated human intrusion cause cumulative declines in avian richness and abundance? Ecological Applications 6:492-505.

May 5, 2004
Cook, JA, AM Runck & CJ Conroy. 2004. Historical biogeography at the crossroads of the northern continents: molecular phylogenetics of red-back voles (Rodentia: Arvicolinae). Molec. Phylogenetics & Evolution 30:767-777.

April 28, 2004
Gurevitch, J & LV Hedges. 1993. Meta-analysis: Combining the Results of Independent Experiments. Chapter 17 in Design and Analysis of Ecological Experiments. SM Schreiber & J Gurevitch, ed. Chapman & Hall.

April 21, 2004
Griffin, AS & SA West. 2003. Kin discrimination and the benefit of helping in cooperatively breeding vertebrates. Science 302:634-636.

April 14, 2004
Foster MS & JA Estes. 1988. Kelp Communities and Sea Otters: Keystone Species or Just Another Brick in the Wall? In The Community Ecology of Sea Otters, Ecological Studies No. 65, Springer-Verlag, New York

April 7, 2004
Coe SJ & JT Rotenberry. 2003. Water availability affects clutch size in a desert sparrow. Ecology 84:3240-3249

March 31, 2004
No paper - Chavez Holiday

March 17 & 24, 2004
No papers - Spring break

March 10, 2004
Bradley DS & SJ Ormerod. 2001. Community persistence among stream invertebrates tracks North American Oscillation. J. Animal Ecology 70:987-996.

March 3, 2004
Schmidt KA and RS Ostfeld. 2003. Mice in space: Space use predicts the interaction between mice and songbirds. Ecology 84:3276-3283.

February 25, 2004
Couzin, J. 2004. The new math of clinical trials. Science 303:784-786.
May, R.M. 2004. Uses and abuses of mathematics in biology. Science 303:790-793.

February 18, 2004
Gillespie, R. 2004. Community assembly through adaptive radiation in Hawaiian spiders. Science 303:356-359.

February 11, 2004
Mihuc, TB & GW Minshall. 1995. Trophic generalists vs. trophic specialists: Implications for food web dynamics in post-fire streams. Ecology 76:2361-2372.

February 4, 2004
Estes, WA & W Mannan. 2003. Feeding behavior of Cooper's Hawks at urban and rural nests in southeastern Arizona. Condor 105:107-116.

January 28, 2004
Good, JM, JR Demboski, DW Nagorsen & J Sullivan. 2003. Phylogeography and introgressive hybridization: Chipmunks (Genus Tamius) in the northern Rocky Mountains. Evolution 57:1900-1916
Co-author Dr. John Demboski will join us for this special meeting

January 21, 2004
Grassberger M & C Reiter. 2002. Effect of temperature on development of the forensically important holarctic blow fly Protophornia terraenovae (Robineau-Desvoidy) (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Forensic Science International 128: 177-182.

January 14, 2004
Knick ST et al. 2003. Teetering on the edge or too late? Conservation and research issues for avifauna of sagebrush habitats. Condor 105:611-634.

January 7, 2004
Ballard G et al. 2003. Long-term declines and decadal patterns in population trends of songbirds in western North America, 1979-1999. Condor 105:737-755.