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
15 Jan Kristin Mercer Chevin et al 2015 Estimating the variation, autocorrelation, and environmental sensitivity of phenotypic selection. Evolution.
22 Jan Sally Otto Dale et al. 2015 The effects of life history and sexual selection on male and female plumage colouration. Nature.
29 Jan Chris Muir Mason et al. 2016 Phylogenetic structural equation modelling reveals no need for an 'origin' of the leaf economics spectrum. Ecology Letters.
5 Feb Kim Gilbert Bradburd et al. 2016 A spatial framework for understanding population structure and admixture. PLoS Genetics.
12 Feb Silu Wang Li et al. 2016 Phylogenomic evidence for ancient hybridization in the genomes of living cats (Felidae) Genome Res.
19 Feb No EDG Spring Break
26 Feb Kate Ostevik Kapun et al. 2016 Genomic evidence for adaptive inversion clines in Drosophila melanogaster. Mol Biol Evol.
4 March Matt Osmond Wallbank et al. 2016 Evolutionary novelty in a butterfly wing pattern through enhancer shuffling. PLOS Biol.
11 March Michael Scott Barson et al. 2015 Sex-dependent dominance at a single locus maintains variation in age at maturity in salmon. Nature.
18 March Sebastian Honer
25 March No EDG Good Friday
1 April Linnea Sandell McDonald et al. 2016 Sex speeds adaptation by altering the dynamics of molecular evolution. Nature.
8 April Devin Arbuthnott Pollak et al. 2016 Facultative cheating supports the coexistence of diverse quorum-sensing alleles. PNAS.
15 April No EDG Evo-WIBO
22 April No EDG ZGSA Symposium.
29 April Ailene MacPherson Haafke et al. 2016 Eco-evolutionary feedback promotes Red Queen dynamics and selects for sex in predator populations. Evolution.

Suggested Papers

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