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 please see the bottom of this page

Paper choosers: Please avoid selecting papers from Nature, Science, and PNAS.

Current schedule

Date Presenter Paper
9 Sept Leithen M'Gonigle Pekar et al 2011 Limits to the evolution of assortative mating by female choice under under restricted gene flow. 2011. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 179-187.
16 Sept Kate Ostevik Hopkins et al 2011 Molecular signatures of selection on reproductive character displacement of flower color in Phlox drummondii. In press. Evolution.
23 Sept Jon Mee Carneiro et al 2010 Speciation in the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus): islands of differentiation on the X chromosome and autosomes.
30 Sept Kieran Samuk Bezault et al 2011 Population genetic tests of models of adaptive radiation in Lake Victoria region cichlid fish.
7 Oct Karen Magnuson-Ford DeLeón et al 2011 Exploring possible human influences on the evolution of Darwin's finches.
14 Oct Sara Miller Kunte et al 2011 Sex choromosome mosaicism and hybrid speciation among Tiger Swallowtail butterflies.
21 Oct Seth Rudman Rabosky et al 2011 Species Interactions Mediate Phylogenetic Community Structure in a Hyperdiverse Lizard Assemblage from Arid Australia.
28 Oct Carla Crossman Egger et al 2011 A Sensory Bias Has Triggered the Evolution of Egg-Spots in Cichlid Fishes.
4 Nov Diana Rennison Rutschmann et al 2011 Parallel ecological diversification in Antarctic notothenoid fishes as evidence for adaptive radiation.
11 Nov Remembrance Day
18 Nov Jasmine Ono Jovelin and Cutter 2011 MicroRNA sequence variation potentially contributes to within-species functional divergence in the nematode Caenorhabditis briggsae.
25 Nov Michael Scott Inglis et al 2011 Spite and the Scale of Competition in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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

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