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
14 Sep Steph Blain Nallu et al. 2018 The molecular genetic basis of herbivory between butterflies and their host plants
21 Sep Ken Thompson Cooper et al. 2018 A maladaptive combination of traits contributes to the maintenance of a Drosophila hybrid zone
28 Sep Nathaniel Sharp Agier et al. 2018 The evolution of the temporal program of genome replication
5 Oct Linnea Sandell Erten et al. 2018 Acculturation orientations affect the evolution of a multicultural society
12 Oct Barbara Neto-Bradley Opedal 2018 The evolvability of animal-pollinated flowers: towards predicting adaptation to novel pollinator communities
19 Oct Mackenzie Urquhart-Cronish Willi et al. 2018 Accumulation of Mutational Load at the Edges of a Species Range
26 Oct No EDG Go to the Eco Evo Retreat
2 Nov Evan Hersh Lovell et al. 2017 Mutation accumulation in an asexual relative of Arabidopsis
9 Nov Francisco Diaz Gjesfjeld et al. 2016 Competition and extinction explain the evolution of diversity in American automobiles
16 Nov Tom Booker Tavares et al. 2018 Selection and gene flow shape genomic islands that control floral guides
23 Nov Pirmin Nietlisbach Robinson et al. 2018 Purging of strongly deleterious mutations explains long-term persistence and absence of inbreeding depression in island foxes
30 Nov Katrina Kaur Nelson et al. 2018 Ant–plant interactions evolved through increasing interdependence
7 Dec Gil Henriques Archetti et al. 2015 Heterogeneity for IGF-II production maintained by public goods dynamics in neuroendocrinepancreatic cancer
14 Dec Uriel Garcilazo Cruz Behringer et al. 2018 Escherichia coli cultures maintain stable subpopulation structure during long-term evolution

Suggested Papers

  • Google Doc of Suggested Papers.
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