Evolution discussion group

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

We meet at 12:00 noon on Fridays in Biodiversity room 224 (the big meeting room on the second floor). 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

Date Presenter Paper
22 Sept Linnea Sandell Mostafavi et al. 2017 Identifying the genetic variants that affect viability in large cohorts. Plos Biol.
29 Sep Ben Auxier Krasovec et al. 2017 Spontaneous mutation rate is a plastic trait associated with population density across domains of life. Plos Biol.
6 Oct Greg Owens Bradburd et al. 2017 Inferring continuous and discrete population genetic structure across space. BioRxiv.
13 Oct Jasmine Ono Josephs et al. 2017 The relationship between selection, network connectivity, and regulatory variation within a population of Capsella grandiflora. Genome Biol. Evol.
20 Oct Ailene MacPherson Pires et al. 2017 Interactions within and between clades shaped the diversification of terrestrial carnivores. Evolution.
27 Oct Ken Thompson Bosse et al. 2017 Recent natural selection causes adaptive evolution of an avian polygenic trait. Science. *Note: joint meeting with BDG, 12:30 - 1:30.
3 Nov No EDG - EcoEvo Retreat
10 Nov Silu Wang Schumer et al. 2017 Assortative mating and persistent reproductive isolation in hybrids
17 Nov Pirmin Nietlisbach Weeks et al. 2017 Genetic rescue increases fitness and aids rapid recovery of an endangered marsupial population
24 Nov Gil Henriques Gruenheit 2017 A polychromatic ‘greenbeard’ locus determines patterns of cooperation in a social amoeba
1 Dec NA NO EDG-External Review
8 Dec Freek de Haas Hammond et al. 2017 The creation and selection of mutations resistant to a gene drive over multiple generations in the malaria mosquito
15 Dec Matt Osmond Branco et al. 2017 Evolutionary strata on young mating-type chromosomes despite the lack of sexual antagonism

Suggested Papers

  • Google Doc of Suggested Papers.
  • Mailing list information

    The email address for edg is: edg@zoology.ubc.ca

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