SCBE 303 Evolution

Academic Year 2019-2020

Lecture: 13:30-16:30 Room: SC1-157

Assignment 1 Presentation

No. Students Presentations Midterm
1. Chatapat Sridumrongruk Classification of bamboos (Poaceae; Bambusoideae) in Thailand inferred from a multi-gene region phylogenetic analysis Submitted
2. Siwapon Chotisasatein Ecology and life history characteristics of chondrichthyan fish Submitted
3. Kanokwan Jiojaratrong Flexibility in animal signals facilitates adaptation to rapidly changing environments Submitted
4. Kantawee Putanawiwat Altruistic behavior Submitted
5. Napat Boonying Phylogenetic relationship among Oryza species as determined by Random Aplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Submitted
6. Bussaba Sermsukwandee The role of natural selection in human evolution Submitted
7. Pridipath Yamsuwan Coronavirus disease: natural selection and adaptation Submitted
8. Phitcha Phuthanawiwat Do older mothers really producing the best offsprings? Submitted
9. Foskaew Rakchuai Pollution drives marine reptile color change Submitted
10. Suthisa Soonthornnonda The role of bioacoustic signals in koala sexual selection Submitted
11. Apipooh Suksuchok Sexual selection and mate choice Submitted
12. Orakot Jaikaew The decline and fall of genetic kin recognition Submitted
13. Kraiwut Jaruwattanapanich Natural selection in polar bears Submitted
14. Naphatsiri Phumthavorn Sexual selection in the wolf spider Submitted
15. Nutchapon Chaiwanich Modes of cooperation during territorial defense in African lion Submitted
16. Thewathida Mahakhun Sexual selection and extinction in deer Submitted
17. Thanaporn Jainarin Sexual selection and the male:female mortality ratio Submitted
18. Tam Chongchadklang Peacocks lek with relatives even in the absence of social and environmetal cues Submitted
19. Piyanoot Yungyunsuk Kin selection and cooperative courtship in wild turkeys Submitted
20. Suphawich Chokudomporn Natural selection and adaptation Submitted
21. Sirikorn Wangwaew Faster lizards sire more offsprings: sexual selection on whole-animal performance Submitted
22. Pakornkiat Silpvisuth Sexually selected females in the monogamous Western Australian seahorse, Hippocampus subelonggatus Submitted

Midterm Examination (35%): Take-Home examination (Submission date: March 19, 2020)

COVID-19

  • Class cancellation due to COVID-19 epidemic/pandemic is expected for March 19, 2020.
  • Submission date for SCBE 303 midterm take-home examination is rescheduled to March 26, 2020

(วททส วททช 303 วิวัฒนาการ) 3 Credits (3/0/6)

Academic Year 2018-2019

Lecture: Friday @SC1-158 From 13:00 to 16:00

Course Syllabus

Friday @SC1-158 From 13:00 – 16:00 Class size: 7 students

No.

Date

Topics

Instructor

1. 18 January 2019

Orientation and Introduction

Assignment 1 Reports

NO

2. 25 January 2019 Genetic and Evolution

NO

3. 1 February 2019

Class canceled due to air pollution

Natural Selection and Adaptation

NO

4. 8 February 2019 Natural Selection and Adaptation

NO

5. 15 February 2019 Sexual Selection

NO

6. 22 February 2019 Kin Selection

NO

7. 1 March 2019 Molecular Evolution

NO

8. 8 March 2019 Assignment and Presentation

NO

15 March 2019

Midterm Examination

Room: SC1-157 Time: 09:00-12:00

Midterm Exam Statistics

NO

9. 22 March 2019 Life History Trait Evolution

NO

10. 29 March 2019 Class Cancelled

NO

11. 5 April 2019 Class Cancelled

NO

12. 12 April 2019 Extra Holiday

NO

13. 19 April 2019 Phylogenetic Tree

NO

14. 26 April 2019

Species and Speciation

Human Evolution

NO

15. 3 May 2019 Evolution at the Museum (Assignment)

NO

16. 10 May 2019 Presentation

NO

17 May 2019

No Class (Final Examination Week)

21 May 2019 (Tue)

Final Examination

Venue: SC1-161 Time: 0900-1200

NO

Instructor: Nuttaphon Onparn (NO) Email: nuttaphon.onp@mahidol.ac.th

Scoring

Midterm Examination

Final Examination

Assignment

Total

35%

35%

30%

100%

Course website: http://biology.sc.mahidol.ac.th/scbe303/

Bio-Geo Path 

10 Years Bio-Geo Path

Bio-Geo Path (Old site)

Academic Year 2017-2018

Friday 13:00-16:00 @SC1-158

No. Date Topic Lectures
1. 19 January 2018 Introduction [Color PDF] [B&W PDF]
2. Genetics of Evolution [Color PDF] [B&W PDF]
3. 26 January 2018 Mechanism of Evolution [Color PDF] [B&W PDF]
4. 2 February 2018  No class/assignment
5. 9 February 2018 Adaptation [Color PDF] [B&W PDF]
6. 16 February 2018 Sexual Selection [Color PDF] [B&W PDF]
7. 9 March 2018 Kin Selection [Color PDF] [B&W PDF]
8.  16 March 2018  Midterm Examination @SC1-151 from 09:00 to 12:00  See LINE group for midterm scores announcement
9. 23 March 2018 Molecular Evolution [Color PDF] [B&W PDF]
10. 30 March 2018 Phylogenetic Trees [Color PDF]
6 April 2018 Public Holiday (No class)
13 April 2018 Public Holiday (No class)
11. 20 April 2018  Term Assignment (Pop-up card/book) (20%) See below
12. 27 April 2018  Species and Speciation [Color PDF]
13. 4 May 2018  Human Evolution [Color PDF] [B&W PDF]
14. 11 May 2018

 Evolution and Conservation

Assignment Presentation

 [Color PDF]
17 May 2018 Final Examination SC1-151 09:00-12:00

Scoring

Item Midterm Exam Final Exam Assignment Total
Score 40% 40% 20% 100%

Term Assignment

  • Making Evolution Pop-up Card (20%)
    • Individual project (submitting 1 pop-up card per student)
    • Study how to make a pop-up card/book
    • Design your Evolution Pop-Up card on paper (10 points)
    • Making your pop-up card (10 points)
    • Present your pop-up card to course instructor by May 11, 2018
Design Making Pop-up Card/Book
Knowledge Basic knowledge on design and planning (3 pts) Content on evolution is accurate and comprehensive (3 pts)
Skill Able to design a pop-up card on paper (5 pts) Well-made and innovative (5 pts)
Attitude Submit on time (2 pts) Submit on time (2 pts)

Course syllabus

Pop-Up Book/Card Assignment

Academic Year 2016-2017

Lecture handouts (Intranet)

Introduction

Introduction to evolution; connection between evolution and ecology; biodiversity; top 10 news species by ESF at SUNY; top science news of 2016

Lecturer: Aj.Nuttaphon 10 January 2017

Genetics of Evolution

Population genetics and evolution; linkage disequilibrium; effects of mutation, selection, gene flow, drift on gene/allele frequencies; inbreeding and inbreeding depression

Lecturer: Aj.Nuttaphon 17 January 2017

Mechanisms of Evolution + Assignment

The origin of universe, organic molecules, genetic materials (RNA vs DNA), cellular respiration, photosynthesis, metabolism, cell, unicellular vs multicellular organisms, life on land

Lecturer Aj.Nuttaphon 24 January 2017

Adaptation

Natural selection could lead to adaptation in organisms. With experimentation, observation, and comparative methods, we can study the adaptation and its limitation.

Lecturer Aj.Nuttaphon 31 January 2017

Sexual Selection

Natural selection that selects reproductive success.

Lect. Nuttaphon 7 Feb. 2017

Kin Selection

Selection that increases kin fitness, but might cost self fitness

Lect. Nuttaphon 14 Feb. 2017

Group Assignment

Lect. Nuttaphon 21 Feb. 2017

Group Assignment Presentation

Lect. Nuttaphon 28 Feb. 2017

Midterm Examination

SIM 7 Mar. 2017

Phylogenetic Tree

Lect. Nuttaphon 14 Mar. 2017
 

Molecular Evolution

Lect. Nuttaphon 21 Mar. 2017

Species and Speciation

Lect. Nuttaphon 28 Mar. 2017
 

Coevolution

Lect. Nuttaphon 4 April 2017
 

Human Evoluion

(Origin of Us Documentary)

Lect. Nuttaphon 11 April 2017
 

Conservation and Evolution

Lect. Nuttaphon 18 April 2017

Infographic Preparation

Presentation of Infographic on Conservation and Evolution

Photo Album

2 May 2017
Final Examination 9 May 2017

Evaluation and References

Downloads

Class List

SCBE 303 (Academic Year 2016-2017)