Journal clubs

The journal clubs are platforms for inspiration and for talking about the science which may have implications for and may stimulate our own research in new and exciting directions; and for learning interactively what is good science. Students are especially encouraged to join in.

The discussions tends to be stimulated by either questions regarding methodology and theory behind the the chosen paper or extensions and applications of the work described. There are only two requirements for the participants: curiousity and that you have read the paper. How active you are in the discussions is up to you.

On the mailing lists you will get reminders about the sessions, and occational discussions about the journal club and possible papers for discussion etc.

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Time and place: May 16, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Integral projection models (IPMs) are population models structured by continuous traits such as body size, and have risen in popularity over the last decade. While most perturbation analyses developed for matrix models can be applied, additional considerations are necessary when working with IPMs.

Time and place: Apr. 5, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Recent work has highlighted the importance of including individual heterogeneity into population models. This includes both traits that are fixed over the lifespan of an individual (e.g. morphology, genotype) and characteristics that change over time (e.g. age, body conditions). How influential such traits are for individual fitness (and population dynamics), may however depend on sex.

Time and place: Mar. 23, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

Friday, March 23rd, we will discuss a recent paper by Outomuro et al (2016): Antagonistic natural and sexual selection on wing shape in a scrambling damselfly Join us!

Time and place: Mar. 22, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Stage structure is fundamental in quantitative population models, but there are different approaches to deal with stage duration and individual-/cohort variation therein.

Time and place: Mar. 16, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

Friday, March 16th, we will discuss a recent paper by Revell et al (2018): Comparing evolutionary rates between trees, clades and traits

 

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Time and place: Mar. 2, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Room 3302

Friday, March 2nd, we will discuss a recent paper by Du et al (2018): Pattern and process in hominin brain size evolution are scale-dependent

 

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Time and place: Feb. 7, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Differences between individuals can be large and have profound consequences for the dynamics of populations. Even if such differences have unknown causes and/or are unobservable, they can be incorporated into population models, allowing to assess their impacts on population-level patterns.

Time and place: Feb. 2, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

Friday, February 2nd, we will discuss a recent paper by Rolland et al (2018): The impact of endothermy on the climatic niche evolution and the distribution of vertebrate diversity

 

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Time and place: Jan. 19, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

Friday, January 19th, we will discuss a recent paper by Peiman and Robinson (2017): Comparative Analyses of Phenotypic Trait Covariation within and among Populations

 

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Time and place: Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This Thursday, there will be no Speciation Journal Club, instead, we all welcome you to a full day of hybridization and speciation!  A symposium supported by IBV, CEES and EVOGENE.

 

The symposium will feature two prominent young researchers in the field, Joana Meier (University of Bern, Switzerland) & Mario Vallejo-Marin (University of Stirling, UK). We have previously discussed some of their papers at the Speciation Journal Club, but they will also discuss some of their latest unpublished research.

If you wish to meet with Joana or Mario on friday, please contact me or one of the other organizers.

https://www.mn.uio.no/cees/english/research/news/events/research/others/2017/symposium-on-hybridization.html

Time and place: Dec. 7, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This Thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper using demographic modeling to trace the origin(s) of hybrid cichlid species by Meier et al. published in 2017 in Molecular Ecology.

Time and place: Nov. 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, The Aquarium

This Thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on Speciation by genome duplication by Vallejo-Marin et al. published in 2015 in Evolution.

Time and place: Nov. 24, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, November 24th, we're discussing a paper by Uyeda et al. (2017): "A General Model for Estimating Macroevolutionary Landscapes".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: Nov. 17, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, November 17th, we're discussing a paper by Hagey et al. (2017): "Tempo and mode of performance evolution across multiple independent origins of adhesive toe pads in lizards".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: Nov. 10, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, November 10th, we're discussing a paper by Benson et al. (2017): "Cope's rule and the adaptive landscape of dinosaur body size evolution".

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Time and place: Nov. 9, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, The Aquarium
This Thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on chromosomal inversions and hybridization, by Bosse et al. published in 2017 in Science.
Time and place: Nov. 3, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, November 3rd, we're discussing a paper by Good et al. (2017): "The dynamics of molecular evolution over 60,000 generations".

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Time and place: Nov. 2, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Species' responses to changes in the environment can be either genetic or plastic, and adaptive or non-adaptive. Identifying the exact nature of such responses requires integration of population models and quantitative genetics theory.

Time and place: Nov. 2, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, The Aquarium

This Thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on brain size ad colonization processes, by   Fristoe et al. published in 2017 in Nture Ecology and Evolution.

Time and place: Oct. 27, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, October 27th, we're discussing a paper by Fox et al. (2017): "The social and cultural roots of whale and dolphin brains".

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Time and place: Oct. 20, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, October 20th, we're discussing a paper by Grabowski and Jungers (2017): "Evidence of a chimpanzee-sized ancestor of humans but a gibbon-sized ancestor of apes".

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Time and place: Oct. 13, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, October 13th, we're discussing a paper by Tidiere et al. (2017): "Evolutionary allometry reveals a shift in selection pressure on male horn size".

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Time and place: Oct. 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, The Aquarium

This Thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on opsin evolution in different light environments in sticklebacks, by Marques et al. published in 2017 in PLoS Biology.

Time and place: Oct. 6, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, October 6th, we're discussing a paper by Svensson (2017): "On reciprocal causation in the evolutionary process".

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Time and place: Oct. 5, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Climate can affect populations not only directly and through resource availability, but also by altering predation risk. Such interactions can lead to unexpected or counter-intuitive responses, and considering them can be important for predicting  population responses to climate change.