We’re going to conclude our readings on the genomics of speciation in mice by reading papers related to recombination and speciation. The first paper is a recent review by Nachman and Payseur that attempts to disentangle the contributions of reduced gene flow and selection at linked sites to genomic differentiation in regions of low recombination in mice and […]
For this week, we’ll be discussing two recent papers on the genetics of male sterility in house mouse hybrids. The paper by White et al. (2012) investigates the genetics of hybrid male sterility via laboratory crossing experiments involving Mus musculus musculus and M. m. domesticus, while the Turner et al. (2012) report investigates hybrid male […]
We’ll meet this Thursday at 4PM. Below the fold, I’m including a list of papers on the emerging model systems – Ficedula flycatchers, Heliconius butterflies, sticklebacks, and mice – that we plan to discuss this semester. Note that this list of papers is not comprehensive (it’s really just a list of the papers I read […]
Julienne’s latest paper is out in the latest issue of Evolution and features a beautiful photograph of A. distichus by Miguel Landestoy. I’m not sure whose idea it was to put the text directly over the animal’s eye.
For lab meeting next week we’ll be talking about our efforts to characterize displays in wild populations of Anolis distichus. I’ll focus on the results of field work and subsequent video analyses conducted with recent graduates Ryane Logsdon and Audrey Kelly. The image above shows you some of the stereotypical displays we’ve discovered thusfar. I’ll […]
To mark the start of Fall, I’ve brought a pumpkin, apple and pecan bundt cake that’s topped with a maple glaze to share at lab meeting today.
We’re meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at 4PM to discuss the new classification for Anolis proposed by Nicholson et al. (2012). Please check out the latest discussion on this proposal over at Anole Annals before lab meeting. As background reading, we’ll discuss an exchange in Herpetologica between Pauly et al. [pdf link] and Crother [doi link] […]
Thanks to everyone who helped with the lizard room cleaning operation yesterday! Now its time to come up with a permanent meeting time and plan of action for the coming semester. I’ve generated a new Doodle calendar and would like everyone to fill it in with times you will be available throughout the semester.
For those who haven’t already heard, Daven Presgraves and I are running a journal club on Speciation this semester. We’re covering a broad range of topics, focusing on classic literature and its implications for how we study speciation today. Attendance is open to anybody who’s interested and willing to carefully read the required material. We’ve […]
Let’s get together this week to plan lab meetings for the Fall semester. Because some folks may not yet have their course schedules fully established until after this week, my suggestion is that we set up a temporary time for this week. Let me know when you’re available in the late afternoon/early evening this week […]