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

Current schedule

Date Presenter Paper
4 Sept Anyone/Everyone Recaps/discussions on conferences attended over the summer
11 Sept Kim Gilbert Halbritter et al 2015 Local adaptation at range edges: comparing elevation and latitudinal gradients. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Supplemental Material
18 Sept Sara Miller Laland et al 2015 The extended evolutionary synthesis: its structure, assumptions, and predictions. Proceedings B.
25 Sept Jasmine Ono Van Leuven et al 2014 Sympatric speciation in a bacterial endosymbiont results in two genomes with the functionality of one. Cell.
2 Oct Kieran Samuk Kotrschal et al 2015 Brain size affects female but not male survival under predation threat. Ecology Letters.
9 Oct No EDG
16 Oct Matt Osmond Lachapelle et al 2015 Experimental adaptation to marine conditions by a freshwater alga. Evolution.
23 Oct Katie Marshall Dowd et al 2015 Thermal variation, thermal extremes and the physiological performance of individuals. Journal of Experimental Biology.
30 Oct Nathaniel Sharp Arnqvist et al 2015 Genome size correlates with reproductive fitness in seed beetles. Proceedings B.
6 Nov Jeannette Whitton Eaton et al 2015 Historical introgression among the American live oaks and the comparative nature of tests for introgression. Evolution.
13 Nov Matt Pennell Bolstad et al 2015 Complex constraints on allometry revealed by artificial selection on the wing of Drosophila melanogaster. PNAS.
20 Nov Silu Wang Janousek et al 2015 Functional organization of the genome may shape the species boundary in the house mouse. MBE.
27 Nov Diana Rennison De Lisle and Rowe 2015 Independent evolution of the sexes promotes amphibian diversification. Proc B.
4 Dec Kristin Mercer CANCELLED Chevin et al 2015. Estimating the variation, autocorrelation, and environmental sensitivity of phenotypic selection. Evolution.

Suggested Papers

  • Google Doc of Suggested Papers.
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