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
7 Sept Sally Otto Maclean 2011 Reciprocal gene loss following experimental whole-genome duplication causes reproductive isolation in yeast. 2011. Evolution.
14 Sept Kieran Samuk Kovack 2012 Genetic change for earlier migration timing in a pink salmon population. 2012. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
21 Sept Kate Ostevik Westerman 2012 Biased learning affects mate choice in a butterfly. 2012. PNAS.
28 Sept Kim Gilbert Eriksson and Manica 2012 Effect of ancient population structure on the degree of polymorphism shared between modern human populations and ancient hominins. 2012. PNAS.
5 Oct Jasmine Ono Becker 2011 Spontaneous epigenetic variation in the Arabidopsis thaliana methylome. 2011 Nature.
12 Oct Michael Scott Furst 2011 Testing the adjustable threshold model for intruder recognition on Myrmica ants in the context of a social parasite. 2011. Proc. Roc. Soc. B.
19 Oct Armondo Geraldes Chen 2012 Disentangling the Roles of History and Local Selection in Shaping Clinal Variation of Allele Frequencies and Gene Expression in Norway Spruce (Picea abies). 2012. Genetics.
26 Oct Annika Noreen Hofer 2012 Evolutionary forces shaping genomic islands of population differentiation in humans. 2012. BMC Genomics
2 Nov Jeremy Draghi Kryazhimskiy 2012 Population subdivision and adaptation in asexial populations of Saccharomyces cervisiae. 2012. Evolution.
9 Nov Gina Conte Rausher 2012 The evolution of genes in branched metabolic pathways. 2012. Evolution.
16 Nov Diana Rennison Ometto 2012 Disruption of gene expression in hybrids of the fire ants Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri. 2012. Molecular Ecology
23 Nov Haley Kenyon Berdan_2012 A test for environmental effects on behavioral isolation in two species of killifish. 2012. Evolution
30 Nov Greg Owens Burger_2012 Human mortality improvement in evolutionary context. 2012. PNAS

Suggested Papers

  • Google Doc of Suggested Papers.
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