Biodiversity Discussion Group
Welcome to the Biodiversity Discussion Group (BDG) at
Research Centre of the University of British Columbia!
Why & who: We meet 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. See below for links to past terms' topics.
When & where: We're meeting Wednesdays at 10 am in Beaty 224 (Ralf Yorque), unless otherwise noted
Notes 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.
And on that 'speak up' note: Around minute 40 we'll try to switch things up this term and ask everyone who has talked to try not to talk for 10 minutes. We'll see how it goes, but if it takes you a while to psyche yourself up to speak then work on that before minute 40 and if you talk a lot, practice your lip-biting skills.
Bring an expert: Special guests, faculty we don't see enough of, 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!
Information on the BDG mailing list is below.
Twitter feed: (thanks to Andrew) Jump to tweets about BDG (#ubcbdg).
Spring 2015 Schedule
2014-2015 academic year: individuals models, environmental variation in ecology, Paleoecology, restoration ecology, parasites,
2013-2014 academic year: biogeography of science and publication, women in science, overuse of p-values (point-counterpoint opportunity), researchers and public education, rewilding, parasites, replication, macroecology, physiological ecology, paleoecology, historical ecology, interacting with the media, phenology, what is ecology, niche modeling, functional redundancy, top wacko ideas in conservation
2012-2013 academic year: Marine and terrestrial ecology: unifying concepts, revealing differences, Setting the agenda for speciation research,
Ecosystomics: ecology by sequencer, Parasites and fungi and stuff, Niche modeling insanity, Paleo-climate change,
Resurrection ecology, Restoration ecology, What's wrong with eco-phylogenetics, Historical ecology, Scaling in time and space
Evolution and climate change, Evolutionary ecology and Back to the future: The return of the 1970s to ecology.
2013-2014 academic year: Ecological Stoichiometry, Physiological ecology, Invasiveness, How to interact with media, Biogeography of science and publications
That have come up during discussions:
Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014
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Please e-mail Anna Hargreaves if you have questions.