BIOL2007 - SEXUAL SELECTION and SPECIATION TUTORIAL - REFERENCES
Write a short essay (1500 words or so) on "Sexual selection: what is it, and can it cause speciation?" Included are some references from the literature. You are not, however, restricted to these. Try to choose a total of 3 or more papers including one or more "general" papers or book chapters, and at least one paper on a specific organism.
You may collaborate with other members of your tutorial group -- try to make sure you all read different references -- but do make sure that each person does a different essay. Remember: DO NOT JUST PRECIS THE PAPERS YOU READ! Try to form and express your own views on the subject; doing this now will help you with exams later, so it is worth trying. If your essays are too close to the references you have read or to those of anyone else in the class, it could be seen as PLAGIARISM under UCL rules (see Biology undergraduate handbook). CITE in full the references YOU have read in the form given below, but DO NOT cite other papers cited by the material you have read. See examples below.
Citations in text: "Bloggs (1997) said that sexual selection rarely causes speciation" or "Sex is one of the most interesting topics in biology (Darwin 1859, Bloggs 1997)."
Citation list at end:
"Darwin, C. 1859. On the origin of species ... Murray, London.
Bloggs, F.B. 1997. Why sexual selection does not cause speciation. Nature 193: 26-33."
For the references below, search for "2007" or "b7" in the SUBJECT/KEYWORD part of the UCL Library online catalogue. Hard copies are mostly under Biology or Genetics b7. There are copies BIOLOGY TEACHING COLLECTION, kept on reserve behind the issue desk of the main science library . Feel free to browse material not referred to below, but which is kept on reserve.
SEXUAL SELECTION: GENERAL
(See also general textbooks; Futuyma, Barton et al., &c)
*ANDERSSON, M. 1994. Sexual Selection. Princeton University Press.
CLUTTON-BROCK, T. 2007 Sexual selection in males and females. Science 318, 1882-1885.
*BARRETT, SCH & HARDER, LD. 1996. Ecology and evolution of plant mating. TREE 11: 73-79.
JOHNSTONE, R. A., & KELLER, L. 2000. How males can gain by harming their mates: sexual conflict, seminal toxins, and the cost of mating. Amer. Nat., 156: 368-377.
SEXUAL SELECTION AND SPECIATION: ANIMAL EXAMPLES
CHAPMAN, T., G. ARNQVIST, J. BANGHAM and L. ROWE. 2003. Sexual conflict. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 18: 41-47.
ARNQVIST, G., M. EDUARDSSON, U. FRIBERG and T. NILSSON. 2000. Sexual conflict promotes speciation in insects. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 97: 10460-10464.
BOAKE, C. R. B. 2005. Sexual selection and speciation in Hawaiian Drosophila. Behav. Genet., 35: 297-303.
RITCHIE, M. G. 2007. Sexual selection and speciation. Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics, 38: 79-102.
SEXUAL SELECTION AND SPECIATION: PLANT EXAMPLES (See also ANDERSSON
Ch 17 in General)
BRANDVAIN, Y. & HAIG, D.. 2005. Divergent mating systems and parental conflict as a barrier to hybridization in flowering plants. Amer. Nat., 166: 330-338.
GEGEAR, R. J. and J. G. BURNS. 2007. The birds, the bees, and the virtual flowers: can pollinator behavior drive ecological speciation in flowering plants? Amer. Nat., 170: 551-566.
GAVRILETS, S. 2000. Rapid evolution of reproductive barriers driven by sexual conflict. Nature, 403: 886-889.
KOKKO, H., R. BROOKS, J. M. McNAMARA and A. I. HOUSTON. 2002. The sexual selection continuum. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 269: 1331-1340.
Van DOORN, G. S., U. DIECKMANN and F. J. WEISSING. 2004. Sympatric speciation by sexual selection: a critical reevaluation. Amer. Nat., 163: 709-725.
* Copies in Science Library. Most unasterisked articles are available online via UCL journal subscriptions.