Brown University shieldBrown University

Biol 2440 S06 -- Beyond Classical Population Genetics

BIOL 2440 S06 - Beyond Classical Population Genetics

Spring 2013

Daniel M Weinreich, Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Office: 300 Walter Hall
Email: weinreich at brown dot edu
Office: 3-3937

Tuesdays 4 – 6 pm 102 Walter Hall
Textbook: Evolutionary Dynamics by Martin Nowak 2006 Harvard University Press

Provisional Syllabus (Topics and dates subject to change!)


Date Topic Discussion Leader Readings
1. Jan 29 Evolution on Fitness Landscapes over Sequence Space Dan Weinreich Nowak Ch 1 – 3Wilke 2005Bull Meyers and Lachman 2005,Gavrilets 1997 (only Box 2)
2. Feb 5 Evolutionary Games Jim Mossman Nowak Ch 4Charnov 1976, Charnov and Parker 1997
3. Feb 12 Nash Equilibria and Sexual Selection August Guang Roughgarden et al 2006Edited Science LettersScience eLetters, McNamara et al TREE 2006, Akcay and Roughgarden TREE 2006
4. Feb 19 President's Day: NO CLASS    
5. Feb 26 Prisoners of the Dilemma Veronica Ciocanel Nowak Ch 5, Turner and Chao 1999, Johnson et al 2002, ACS Newsroom 2012
6. Mar 5 Evolution and Games in Finite Populations Stephanie DeMane Nowak Ch 6, 7
8. Mar 12 Evolutionary Graph Theory Alexandra Brown Nowak Ch 8, Lieberman et al (2005), Ohtsuki et al (2006)
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Mar 19 Spatial Games
Yinghong Lan Nowak Ch 9, Kerr et al. (2002)Kerr et al. (2006),
10. Mar 26 Spring Recess: NO CLASS

11. Apr 2 HIV Infection Raquel García-Pérez Nowak Ch 10, Bonhoeffer et al. 2004,Hinkley et al. 2011
12. Apr 9 Evolution of Virulence Chris Graves Nowak Ch 11, Bonhoeffer and Nowak 1994, Bull and Levin 1994
13. Apr 16 Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer Eugene Raynes Nowak Ch 12
14. Apr 23 Language Evolution Dan Weinreich Nowak Ch 13, Atkinson 2011, Dunn et al 2011