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.

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Current schedule

Date Presenter Paper
13 Jan Everyone Group discussion -- plans for 2017.
20 Jan Nathaniel Sharp Zhu et al. 2017 Extremely rare polymorphisms is Saccharomyces cerevisiae allow inference of the mutational spectrum. Plos Genet.
27 Jan Vincent Hanlon Wang et al. 2016 Natural selection and recombination rate variation shape nucleotide polymorphism across the genomes of three related Populus species. Genetics.
3 Feb Cancelled
10 Feb Greg Owens Ishikawa et al. 2017 Different contributions of local- and distant-regulatory changes to transcriptome divergence between stickleback ecotypes. Evolution.
17 Feb Steph Blain Chong and Moran 2016 Intraspecific genetic variation in hosts affects regulation of obligate heritable symbionts. PNAS.
24 Feb Ken Thompson Turissini et al. 2017 The ability of Drosophila hybrids to locate food declines with parental divergence. Evolution.
3 Mar Matt Osmond Morely and Turner 2017 Dynamics of molecular evolution in RNA virus populations depend on sudden versus gradual environmental change. Evolution.
10 Mar Armando Geraldes Bonnet et al. 2017 Bigger is fitter? Quantitative genetic decomposition of selection reveals an adaptive evolutionary decline of body mass in a wild rodent population. PLoS Biol.
17 Mar Sophie Johns Gostic et al. 2016 Potent protection against H5N1 and H7N9 influenza via childhood hemagglutinin imprinting. Science.
24 Mar Silu Wang Hsieh et al. 2016 Model-based analyses of whole-genome data reveal a complex evolutionary history involving archaic introgression in Central African Pygmies. Genome Res.
31 Mar Ailene MacPherson Palmer-Young et al. 2017 Evolution of resistance to single and combined floral phytochemicals by a bumble bee parasite. JEB.
7 Apr Ken Thompson Riesh et al. 2017 Transitions between phases of genomic differentiation during stick-insect speciation. Nat. Ecol. Evol.
14 Apr Good Friday

Suggested Papers

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