Lab Meeting, Oct. 17: Quantifying Trunk Anole Display Behavior

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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 […]

Lab Meeting, 26 September: Reproductive Isolation

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This week’s lab meeting will be on the evolution of reproductive isolation.  As most of you know, we are halfway through our own two-generation hybridization experiment to assess reproductive isolation between two distichoid species. Studies of reproductive isolation in insects, birds and mammals have revealed four general patters to the evolution of reproductive isolation: 1. […]

Lab Meeting, Sept 19: Classification, Nomenclature and Taxonomy

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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] […]

Lab Meeting, August 1st

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We’re meeting tomorrow at noon to discuss the chapter 6 of the Nosil book.  Also, here’s a link to the paper from TREE last year by Nosil and Schluter (2011) on speciation genes. Come prepared with your bike and some idea of where you’d like to go for lunch!  Perhaps its time to return to […]

Lab Meeting, July 19th 2012

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Let’s gather this Thursday at noon to discuss chapter 4 of the Nosil book.  I’m open to suggestions on where we go for lunch, but be sure to have your bike on campus.  One possibility is the new Tap & Table restaurant in Corn Hill Landing.  It looks like they have sandwiches for <$10, but […]