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Biodiversity Discussion Group

Welcome! The Biodiversity Discusstion Group meets weekly to discuss recent research papers and topics in biodiversity from both ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Any interested undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, and faculty are welcome to suggest papers and join the discussion.

Time: Fridays at 1:00 pm

Location: Beaty 224 (Ralf Yorque Room).

Twitter feed - Tips for a great meeting - Get on the BDG list

Fall 2017 Schedule

Week

Topic

Readings, tasks etc.

Leader

Snack provider

Wk 1 (Sept 15) Neutral theory! (sort of)

Read this paper: Gilbert & Levine 2017

Sign up to lead discussions in future weeks

Home opener! Biodiv postdocs Rachel
2 (Sept 22) Life at climate extremes

Read this paper: Palmer et al. 2017

Megan/Haley Rachel
3 (Sept 29) Postponed

Go to Kat's exit seminar

NA NA
3 (Oct 6) Body size and energy fluxes

Read this paper: Malerba et al. 2017

Tseng lab! Tseng lab (what troopers)
5 (Oct 13) Traits + Food webs

Read this paper: Gilbert & Delong 2017

Diane/Melissa Melissa
6 (Oct 20) Evolution of plant defense

Read this paper: Pellissier et al. 2015

Juli Carrillo Takuji
7 (Oct 27) "Something spooky", crossover week with EDG

Read this paper: Campbell-Staton et al. 2017

Ken Thompson TBD
8 (Nov 3) No BDG!

Go to EcoEvo Retreat

Everyone TBD
9 (Nov 10) TBD

TBD

Williams lab Williams lab
10 (Nov 17) TBD

TBD

Stilian Laura
11 (Nov 24) Ploidy under resource limitation

Read this paper: Guignard et al. 2016

Whitton lab Stilian
12 (Dec 1) TBD

TBD

Sam Straus Jeannette
13 (Dec 8) TBD

TBD

TBD Jared
14 (Dec 15) TBD

TBD

Joey/Patrick TBD



Tips for a great meeting:

Ask questions, whether you fret they are silly or not, what you think is a 'dumb question' is probably a fundamental question that many are wondering about or should be. So speak up.

Bring an expert: Special guests, faculty, and experts in a topic are especially welcome. If you're running a discussion and think someone should be there, or just if you know someone who should be at a particular discussion, bring them!

Tips for running a great discussion: Take a look at these tips, compiled specifically for BDG - they contain several possible ways to structure the hour so that everyone gets the most out of it.

Previous terms
Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013
, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2015,Fall 2016, Spring 2017

Mailing List
Email may be sent to the list at bdg@zoology.ubc.ca.
To sign up for the mailing list send an e-mail with "subscribe" in the subject to bdg-request@zoology.ubc.ca.
To remove yourself from the mailing list send a message with "unsubcribe" in the subject to bdg-request@zoology.ubc.ca.

Please e-mail Rachel Germain if you have questions.




UBC
Biodiversity Research Centre
#112-2212 Main Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4, Canada