Distinguished Speaker Bibliography

The short biographies provided in this section are offered as general background information and were developed using sources in the public domain. The speakers have not expressly approved these biographies.

These publications were selected to provide some background in the concepts and research that each of our Distinguished Speakers will address in their talks. Publications marked with an asterisk (*) may be especially useful for readers who are not scientists. Members of the UM community can find online and print locations for articles using the SFX Citation Linker. Non-UM readers can search for titles using Google Scholar. Local copies of books can be located using UM’s Mirlyn online catalog or the Ann Arbor District Library online catalog

Svante Paabo | Eugenie Scott | Richard Wrangham | David Pilbeam
| W. Ford Doolittle | Linda Partridge | Peter and Rosemary Grant |
Richard Lewontin

Svante Paabo
Khaitovich, P., et al. (2005). Parallel patterns of evolution in the genomes and transcriptomes of humans and chimpanzees. Science, 309, 1850-1854.

Serre, D., et al. (2004). No evidence of Neandertal mtDNA contribution to early modern humans. PLoS Biology, 2(3), e57.

Paabo, S. (2003). The mosaic that is our genome. Nature, 421, 409-412.
Krings, M., et al. (1997). Neandertal DNA sequences and the origin of modern humans. Cell, 90(1), 19-30.

*Shute, N. (2003). Portrait: Svante Paabo. The human factor. U.S. News and World Report, 134(2), 62.

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Eugenie Scott
*Scott, E. (2004). Evolution vs. creationism: an introduction. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.

Scott, E, and Branch, M. (2003). Evolution: what’s wrong with ‘teaching the controversy’. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 18(10), 499-502.

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Richard Wrangham
Wrangham, R., and Conklin-Brittain, N. (2003). Cooking as a biological trait. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 136(1), 35.

Wrangham, R., and Wilson, M. (2004). Collective violence: comparisons between youths and chimpanzees. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1036, 233.

Wrangham, R. (2004). Killer species. Daedalus, 133(4), 25-35.

*Townsend, E. (2005). The cooking ape: an interview with Richard Wrangham. Gastronomica, 5(1), 29-37.

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David Pilbeam
Pilbeam, D. (2004). The anthropoid postcranial axial skeleton: comments on development, variation, and evolution. Journal of Experimental Zoology, 302B(3), 241-267.
Pilbeam, D. (2000). Hominoid systematics: the soft evidence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 97(20), 10684-10686.

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W. Ford Doolittle
Bapteste, E., et al. (2004). Phylogenetic reconstruction and lateral gene transfer. Trends in Microbiology, 12(9), 406-411.

Doolittle, W. (2000). Uprooting the tree of life. Scientific American, 282(2), 90-95.

Doolittle, W. (1999). Phylogenetic classification and the universal tree. Science, 284, 2124-2128.

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Linda Partridge
Mair, W., et al. (2005). Calories do not explain extension of life span by dietary restriction in Drosophila. PLoS Biology, 3(7), e223.

Partridge, L., and Barton, N.H. (1993). Optimality, mutation, and the evolution of ageing. Nature, 362, 305-311.

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Peter and Rosemary Grant
Grant, P.R., et al. (2005). Hybridization in the recent past. The American Naturalist, 166(1), 56-68.

Grant, P.R., and Grant, B.R. (2002). Adaptive radiation of Darwin’s finches. American Scientist, 90(2), 130-140.

*Weiner, J. (1994). The beak of the finch: a story of evolution in our time. New York: Kopf.

*Weiner, J. (1994, May 8). The handy-dandy evolution prover. The New York Times Magazine, 40.

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Richard Lewontin
*Lewontin, R. (2005). The wars over evolution. The New York Review of Books, 52(16), 51-54.

Lewontin, R. (2002). Directions in evolutionary biology. Annual Review of Genetics, 36, 1-18.

*Lewontin, R. (2002). The politics of science. The New York Review of Books, 49(8), 28-31.

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