For the last lab meeting of the semester, we will have some holiday treats and discuss a recent paper by Pigot & Tobias that explores the processes influencing rates of secondary sympatry.
This week we’ll critique the draft of my Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. I will email a copy to the lab listserv this weekend.
For this week’s lab meeting, I would like to receive feedback on a manuscript on dewlap color heritability. If we have time, we’ll be following this with lizard poo clean up.
The Undergraduate Program in Biology and Medicine held a poster session last Friday where Ben Desch presented a poster describing the research he did in our lab as a de Kiewiet Summer Research Fellow. Using AFLPs, Ben studied genetic structure of Anolis cristatellus across Puerto Rico. Ben was particularly interested in whether the adaptive dewlap […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]