Kristine Bonnevies hus (map)
UiO, Campus Blindern Blindernveien 31 Entr. Moltke Moes vei
Friday seminar by Horacio Schneider
This week we read Wagner and Marcot's "Modelling distributions of fossil sampling rates over time, space and taxa: assessment and implications for macroevolutionary studies" in MEE.
As we are starting to worry about bias in branch lengths when phylogenetic approaches are used with genomic data, we'll have a look at McGill et al. (2013), which discusses the influence of minor allele frequency thresholds on estimates of demography.
Friday seminar by Lars Werdelin
Come join a discussion on "A novel Bayesian method for inferring and interpreting the dynamics of adaptive landscapes from phylogenetic comparative data" by Uyeda and Harmon fresh from Sys Bio.
As a follow-up to our discussion on genomic islands of speciation two weeks ago, we'll continue along the same lines with a recent paper by Ruegg et al. (2014) that came out recently in Molecular Evolution.
Late lunch talk by Walter Salzburger.
Friday seminar by Andrea Waeschenbach from Natural History Museum, London, UK
In this weeks edition of the TGAC journal club, we'll focus on African cichlid fishes, and the "genomic substrate" of their adaptive radiation: The paper by Brawand et al. (2014), was published last week in Nature.
This week in the macroevolution journal club we will read a paper: "Calibrating the Tree of Life: fossils, molecules and evolutionary timescales", Forest, 2009.
We restart the TGAC+CELS journal club series with a discussion of a recent review (Cruickshank & Hahn 2014) on genome divergence between closely related species. A substantial paper, but a highly relevant one, also for our friends from the speciation journal club!
This week we discuss a new book chapter by Nunn and Zhu on using "Phylogenetic Prediction to Identify 'Evolutionary Singularities'" with our visitor Matt Pennell.
Late lunch talk by Matt Pennell.
Mini-seminar in connection with the conferment of an honorary doctoral degree awarded to Prof. Eske Willerslev by the University of Oslo. Sign up!
Friday seminar by Arnar Pálsson from University of Iceland
This weeks MaEcovo paper is Automatic Detection of Key Innovations, Rate Shifts, and Diversity-Dependence on Phylogenetic Trees by Rabosky 2014 in PloS One.
We restart journal club this week with Bookstein's 2012 Paleobiology paper on Random walk as a null model for high-dimensional morphometrics of fossil series: geometrical considerations.
CEES extra seminar by Dr. Monica Hagedorn
Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine Hamburg Germany
Friday seminar by Moritz Muschick from University of Sheffield
CEES Extra seminar by Jason Miller from J. Craig Venter Institute
In possibly the last TGAC+CELS meeting before the summer break, we will discuss genomic adaptations to cold temperatures, as reported for polar bears by Liu et al. (2014) in Cell.
Friday seminar by Louis W. Botsford from University of California
This week Friday the 20th macroevolution journal club will be discussing a paper entitled: "Dietary innovations spurred the diversification of ruminants during the Caenozoic" by Cantalapiedra et al. 2013.
Early Lunch Talk by Per Åberg (Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden).
This week in the macroevolution journal club we will read a paper entitled: "Modelling the ecology and evolution of communities: A review of past achievements, current efforts, and future promises" by Brännström et al. 2012.