PLB143: Evolution of Crop Plants

Spring 2017 (Updated March 23, 2017)


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Lecture and Examination Schedule

Copyright Paul Gepts 2017
 

April 04   Lecture 01 What is crop evolution?
April 06   Lecture 02 Who's who in the history of crop evolution studies? 
April 11   Lecture 03 Lifestyles of the hunters and gatherers
April 13   Lecture 04 Why did agriculture start?
April 18   Lecture 05 Contemporary methods in the study of crop evolution: Plant Science
April 20   Lecture 06 Contemporary methods in the study of crop evolution: Archaeobotany
April 25 Midterm 01 during normal class hours in Wellman 2
April 27   Lecture 08 What is a crop? The domestication syndrome
May 02   Lecture 09 What is a weed?
May 04   Lecture 10 Where did agriculture start? Centers of origin and diversity
May 09   Lecture 11 Major dissemination pathways of crops
May 11   Lecture 12 How was agriculture disseminated? The case of Europe
May 16   Lecture 13 How did plants evolve under domestication? Physiological and ecological aspects
May 18 Midterm 02 during normal class hours in Wellman 2
May 23   Lecture 15 How did plants evolve under domestication? Fate of genetic diversity
May 25   Lecture 16 How did plants evolve under domestication? Inheritance of the domestication syndrome
May 30
  Lecture 17 Current directions in the study of crop evolution
June 01   Lecture 18 We do it to them, they do it to us: Human evolution under agricultural selection
June 06   Lecture 19 In the end, how does all of this matter? (1) Will agriculture continue to feed and cloth the world?
June 08   Lecture 20 In the end, how does all of this matter? (2) The origin of crops and what it tells us about ownership of biological resources
June 12   Final examination 8:30 - 10:30 am, Wellman 2


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