Dr. Brian K. Hall
aving retired and become emeritus in July 2007 I no longer teach in the undergraduate programme. Time freed up is being used to work on the writing of texts for the undergraduate level. Benedikt Hallgrímsson (U. Calgary) and I rewrote a standard text, Evolution by Monroe Strickberger as Strickberger’s Evolution, 4th Edition published in December 2007 by Jones and Bartlett. Link here
In April 2010 Jones & Bartlett published Evolution: Principles and Processes by Brian K. Hall, a text aimed at students with less science background. Link here
In 2011, The university of California Press published Epigenetics: Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution, edited by Benedikt Hallgrímsson and Brian Hall
Laboratory research is being conducted by postdoctoral fellows Drs Andrew Gillis and Kate Rawlinson, and by Zabrina Prescott, an M.Sc. student. Andrew is investigating the molecular control of skeletal development in Atlantic salmon, skates and sharks.
Kate investigates the development and evolution of life history stages in marine flatworms (polyclads). Zabrina, who is using fossil and extant salmon to investigate the evolution of the tissues that form the kype in male salmon migrating to breed, won the Sandra Barr Award for the best graduates student presentation at the 2012 mmeting of the Atlantic Geoscience Society.
For recent publication see Hall, B. K., and J. Andrew Gillis. 2012. Incremental evolution of the neural crest, neural crest cells, and neural crest-derived skeleton. J. Anat. (in press) and K. A. Rawlinson, J. A. Gillis, et al. 2011. Taxonomy and life history of the Acropora-eating flatworm Amakusaplana acroporae nov. sp. (Polycladida: Prosthiostomidae). Coral Reefs 30, 693–705. (DOI: 10.1007/s00338-011-0745-3).
Recent Books written
Hall, B. K. (2012) Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo–Devo): Past, Present, and Future. Evol: Educ. & Outreach. (under review)
Hall, B. K. (2012) Lamarck, Lamarckism, epigenetics and epigenetic inheritance, Metascience (in press)
Huttenlocker, A. K., Woodward, H., and Hall, B. K. (2012). The Biology of Bone. In Bone Histology Of Fossil Tetrapods: Issues, Methods, And Data Bases (K. Padian, ed.). University of California Press, Berkeley, CA (in press).
Hall, B. K. (2011). Ontogeny does not recapitulate phylogeny, it creates phylogeny. Evol. Devel., 132, 401–404.
Kerney, R., Kim, E., Hangarter, R. P., Heiss, A. A., Bishop, C., and Hall, B. K. (2011). Intracellular invasion of green algae. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 108, 6497–6502.
Bishop, C. D, Hall, B. K, and Bates, W.R. (2010). Heat shock protein 90 expression in two migratory cell types of ascidian embryos and larvae: test cells deposit HSP90 on the larval tunic. Int. J. Devel. Biol. 54: 1337–1346.
Cole, A. G., and Hall, B. K. (2009) Cartilage differentiation in cephalopod molluscs. Zoology 112, 2-15.
Hall, B. K. (2008). Vertebrate origins: Riding the Crest of a New Wave or the Wave of a New Crest? Evol. & Devel., 10, 261-263
Vickaryous, M., and Hall, B. K. (2008). Development of the dermal skeleton in Alligator mississippiensis (Archosauria, Crocodylia) with comments on the homology of osteoderms. J. Morphol. 269: 398-422.
"Populations of neural crest cells and craniofacial development" with evolutionary implications, given at symposium at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, October 2000.