We’re going to switch topics to sticklebacks for the next 3 weeks, and there’s plenty to talk about. I’d like to begin with consideration of research exploring the genetic architecture of ecomorph traits in sticklebacks, and how these studies contribute to resolving outstanding, largely theoretical debates about the the nature of adaptive evolution. So we’ll […]
This week we’ll critique the draft of my Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. I will email a copy to the lab listserv this weekend.
I’ve added a calendar to help us keep track of lab duties over the next month. You can see the calendar below, or view the full-size version.
Rather than read a book chapter this week, lets change gears. Dr Molly Cummings is the graduate student invited speaker this year and will be giving her seminar this Friday. To prepare, let’s read two of her recent papers on swordtail behavior. The first is a more traditional behavioral mate choice experiment and the second […]
This week we’ll read the chapter on fossil discovery and the origins of tetrapods by Ted Daeschler and Neil Shubin, pages 297-310. On Ted’s suggestion we will read Neil Shubin’s companion paper to the discovery/description of Tiktaalik. This paper deals with pectoral fin evolution and the origin of tetrapod limbs.
For this week’s lab meeting, we’ll be reading Normand et al. (2011). While this is not from Am. Nat’s special issue, this paper still explores the ecological and evolutionary limits to geographic ranges in European plant species. We’ll also use this week’s lab meeting to decide whether we still want to continue on this topic […]
For this week’s lab meeting we ask that you bring your own paper. Come with a paper published in the last two months and be prepared to talk about it for 10 minutes or so. I’d like to order food this meeting. Who else is in and what do you want to order?
Leave a comment with links to the papers you shared during yesterday’s lab meeting so we can all get the chance to look at them in more detail!