Evolution discussion group

Welcome to the Evolution Discussion Group (EDG) at the Zoology Department of the University of British Columbia.

To help control the spread of COVID-19 EDG is now meeting virtually via Bluejeans. For access join the listserv or email natola(at)zoology.ubc.ca

Meetings are at 12:00 noon. Our purpose is to discuss recent research papers in evolutionary biology.

All graduate students, postdocs, and faculty interested in evolutionary biology are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.

For information about subscribing to the mailing list and previous papers discussed please see the bottom of this page

Current schedule

We still need a presenter for this date! Email me if you have something you'd like to present!
Date Presenter Paper
Jan 10 EDG Intro Intoduce yourself, an update/intro on your research, or a short summary of your favourite recent read.
Jan 17 Sally Otto Ruzicka2019 Genome-wide sexually antagonistic variants reveal long-standing constraints on sexual dimorphism in fruit flies
Jan 24 Tom Booker Exposito-Alonso 2019 Natural selection on the Arabidopsis genome in present and future climates
Jan 31 Steph Blain Bolnick 2020 Resource diversity promotes among-individual diet variation, but not genomic diversity, in lake stickleback
Feb 7 Ailene MacPherson Brady 2018 Fitter frogs from polluted ponds: The complex impacts of human‐altered environments
Feb 14 Amy Liu Sbragaglia 2018 Size‐selective harvesting fosters adaptations in matingbehaviour and reproductive allocation, affecting sexual selection in fish
Feb 21 None Reading Week No EDG
Feb 28 Armando Geraldes Ravinet 2018 The genomic landscape at a late stage of stickleback speciation: High genomic divergence interspersed by small localized regions of introgression
Mar 6 Lydia Fong Ma 2018 Tissue Specificity and Dynamics of Sex-Biased Gene Expression in a Common Frog Population with Differentiated, Yet Homomorphic, Sex Chromosomes
Mar 13 NA EDG cancelled
Mar 20 Libby Natola Powell FUTURE Natural hybridization reveals incompatible alleles that cause melanoma in swordtail fish
Mar 27 Brandon Lind Bachmann 2020 Gene Flow Limits Adaptation along Steep Environmental Gradients
April 3 Mackenzie Kinney Seidl 2019 Variation in hybrid gene expression: Implications for the evolution of genetic incompatibilities in interbreeding species
April 10 NA Good Friday - No EDG
April 17 Mackenzie Urquhart-Cronish Brown 2020 Severe inbreeding depression is predicted by the “rare allele load” in Mimulus guttatus
April 24 This could be you TBD

Suggested Papers

  • Google Doc of Suggested Papers.
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