Kristine Bonnevies hus (map)
UiO, Campus Blindern Blindernveien 31 Entr. Moltke Moes vei
Friday seminar by Frietson Galis from Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands
Earlier this year the American Society of Naturalists had a conference where they had a debate (old school!) on the importance of ecological limits to species diversity on large scales. The debate was, according to Trevor Price, not as heated as the one in 1860 with Soapy Sam and Huxley, but nevertheless. The debate ended without a vote and the contributors (Rabosky and Hurlbert vs Harmon and Harrison) were asked to write up their debate contributions as papers to be published in American Naturalist this May. The Harmon paper is not ready, but we will discuss Rabosky annd Hurlbert's contibution which is now out.
This coming week (19/03) we will discuss a paper by Senerchia et al. (Proc. B, 2015) on the role of transposons in hybridization and speciation.
Please note that the meeting will take place at 13 in the aquarium.
Continuing the discussion of papers related to graph based representation of reference genomes, we will read a more practical paper this week on applying graph-based references to a complex variable region in the human genome.
Friday seminar by Miriam Maas from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands.
This weeks Macroevolution journal club will discuss the paper Fast running restricts evolutionary change of the vertebral column in mammals by Frietson Galis and colleagues, published in PNAS 2014.
Continuing the discussion of papers related to graph based representation of reference genomes, we will read a technical paper this week on a new way to look at the structure of reference genomes. Note the time!
This weeks Macroevolution journal club will discuss the paper Links between global taxonomic diversity, ecological diversity and the expansion of vertebrates on land by Sahney, Benton and Ferry, published in Biology Letters 2010.
This week we will discuss a paper by Foote et al. (Nature Genetics, 2015) on convergent evolution and adaptation to the marine environment in mammals.
One of the upcoming CELS projects is around Graph based representation of reference genomes. In the next episodes of the TGAC journal club, we will therefore discuss several papers around this subject. Some are very technical, some more applied.
Friday seminar by Philipp Mitteröcker from Universität Wien
This week's Macroevolution journal club deals with 17,208 bodysizes over 542 million years. It's a recent paper from Science by Heim et al.
This week we will discuss a paper by Lamichhaney et al. (Nature, 2015) on the genomic basis of beak divergence in Darwin's finches.
Please note that the meeting will take place on wednesday the 25th and not thursday, at 12 as usual!
This week, between the trial lecture and lunch, we'll be discussing a not-so-box-fresh paper from 2012 in Proceedings B by Smith, Lloyd and McGowan titled Phanerozoic marine biodiversity: rock record modelling provides an independent test of large-scale trends
Essentially it compares subsampling (Alroy's SQS) and a much applied bias-correction method to try to reconstruct diversity from fossil data.
Bring a friend and see you Friday.
IBV Department and CEES Extra seminar by Darren E. Irwin from Beaty Biodiversity Museum & University of British Columbia
CEES Extra seminar by David Righton & Julian Metcalfe from Cefas.
This LLT will be held as a CEES Extra seminar by David Righton & Julian Metcalfe from Cefa
Late lunch talk by Adriana Hernandez-Aguilar and Trond Reitan.
Friday seminar by Andreas Hejnol, Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology
This week, Andreas Hejnol will be visiting and we will read a perspective paper relevant to his group's reserach, namely "Resolving Difficult Phylogenetic Questions: Why More Sequences Are Not Enough" pulished in PLoSBiology in 2011 by Philippe et al. For background on metazoan phylogenies see Dunn et al. 2014
Late lunch talk by Meike Wortel, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This Friday 30th of January we discuss a paper on why ungulates that have more friends also have larger brains. "Gregariousness increases brain size in ungulates", by Pérez-Barbería and Gordon (2005). NOTE: Change of time - journal club starts at 11:15!
Late lunch talk by Ryan Easterday
Friday seminar by Rolf A. Ims
We read a paper by on bryozoan evolution in the Isthmus of Panama in Evolutionary Ecology 2012 by Jagadeeshan and O'Dea.