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
16 Sept Linnea Sandell Romiguier et al. 2014 Comparative population genomics in animals uncovers the determinants of genetic diversity. Nature.
23 Sept Armando Geraldes Hu and Filatov 2016 The large-X effect in plants: increased species divergence and reduced gene flow on the Silene X-chromosome. Mol. Ecol.
30 Sept Julie Lee-Yaw Edwards et al. 2014 Interactions between chromosomal and nonchromosomal elements reveal missing heritability. PNAS.
7 Oct Ken Thompson Rolshausen et al. 2015 When maladaptive gene flow does not increase selection. Evolution.
14 Oct Michelle Tseng Huang et al. 2016 Does genetic variation maintained by environmental heterogeneity facilitate adaptation to novel selection? Am. Nat.
21 Oct Devin Arbuthnott Medina and Langmore 2016 The evolution of host specialisation in avian brood parasites. Ecol. Lett.
28 Oct Ryo Yamaguchi Fraisse et al. 2016 The genetics of speciation: Insights from Fisher's geometric model. Evolution
4 Nov N/A Eco-Evo Retreat
11 Nov N/A Remembrance Day
18 Nov Ailene MacPherson Espindola et al. 2016 Identifying cryptic diversity with predictive phylogeography. Proc. B
25 Nov Silu Wang Wang et al. 2015 Analysis of intestinal microbiota in hybrid house mice reveals evolutionary divergence in a vertebrate hologenome. Nat. Comm.
2 Dec N/A No EDG
9 Dec Ben Auxier Bastiaans et al. 2016 Experimental evolution reveals that high relatedness protects multicellular cooperation from cheaters. Nat. Comm.
16 Dec Matt Osmond Leclercq et al. 2016 Birth of a W sex chromosome by horizontal transfer of Wolbachia bacterial symbiont genome. PNAS.

Suggested Papers

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