Ben Stars in Undergraduate Poster Session

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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 […]

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] […]

Speciation Journal Club

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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 […]