Kristine Bonnevies hus (map)
UiO, Campus Blindern Blindernveien 31 Entr. Moltke Moes vei
On Friday the 14th of February, the MaEcovo journal club will be discussing the 2013 paper by Fussman and Gonzales: "Evolutionary rescue can maintain an oscillating community undergoing environmental change"
This week we will discuss hybridization with Neanderthals and the traces of this in the genomes of modern day humans. We will read a recent Nature paper by Sankarararaman and colleagues entitled "The genomic landscape of Neanderthal ancestry in present-day humans".
Friday seminar by Jakob Hemmer Hansen
This Friday, 7th of February, in the MaEcovo journal club we will be discussing a paper by Takahashi et al. from 2013: "Abrupt community transitions and cyclic evolutionary dynamics in complex food webs".
This Thursday we will discuss this interesting recent paper on the likelihood of non-allopatric speciation from the journal Evolution: THE RATE TEST OF SPECIATION: ESTIMATING THE LIKELIHOOD OF NON-ALLOPATRIC SPECIATION FROM REPRODUCTIVE ISOLATION RATES IN DROSOPHILA by Roman Yukilevich. It is not published in an issue yet, but you can download the paper from the link above.
Friday seminar by Wolfram M. Kürschner
On Friday 31st in the MaEcovo jornal club we will be discussing an Ecology Letters paper byMCoy & Pfister, 2014 : "Historical comparisons reveal altered competitive interactions in a guild of crustose coralline algae".
This week we will discuss two papers on the proportion of the genome that is encoding, "An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome" authored by The Encode Project Consortium published in Nature 2012, and a critique entitled "On the Immortality of Television Sets: “Function” in the Human Genome According to the Evolution-Free Gospel of ENCODE" by Graur and colleagues published in GBE 2013.
Friday seminar by Merete Eggesbø
Our journal club reading this Friday will be "Niche breadth predicts geographical range size: a general ecological pattern" by Slatyer et al., published in Ecology Letters in August 2013.
In the Macroevolution and Red Queen Journal Club on Friday we will read Uyeda et al. 2010 paper on phenotypic evolution across a range of timescales 'The million-year wait for macroevolutionary bursts'.
This Thursday we will discuss how hybridization can generate morphological variation that spurs adaptive radiation chichlids. The paper (Selz et al. 2014; attached) is entitled "Relaxed trait covariance in interspecific cichlid hybrids predicts morphological diversity in adaptive radiations" and has just been published in JEB.
The Encode-discussion has been postponed to a later date (January 30th).
CEES Extra seminar by Anne Laudisoit
Friday seminar by Margaret Beaton
This week in MaEcovo, we will read a new paper by Richard Lenski's group on fitness increasing without bound in Science Express. See also the Pennisi's article on Lenski's experiments.
CEES Extra seminar by Jeffrey A. Hutchings. Note the day.
This week we will discuss a paper by Sella et al. (PloS Genetics, 2009) on pervasive natural selection in Drosophila. http://www.plosgenetics.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pgen.1000495
Please note that the meeting will take place at a different location than usual this time!
Friday seminar by Bruce R. Levin from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Note the time!
In the Macroevolution and Red Queen Journal Club on Friday we will read Lindsey et al, "Evolutionary rescue from extinction is contingent on a lower rate of environmental change"
This week we will discuss a paper on the mixed ancestry of the First Americans, published recently in Nature. The western Eurasian genetic signatures in modern-day Native Americans seem to derive not only from post-Columbian admixture, as commonly thought, but also from a mixed ancestry of the First Americans.
We will discuss Fang et al. 2013 Genome-wide mapping of methylated adenine residues in pathogenic Escherichia coli using single-molecule real-time sequencing (Nature Biotechnology 30: 1232-1239).
Friday seminar by Anita Kozyrskyj from University of Alberta
In the Macroevolution and Red Queen Journal Club on Friday we will read a recent 2013 paper from Overballe-Petersen et al on the uptake of damaged, fragmented or ancient DNA by naturally competent bacteria and the potential of "anachronistic evolution". Bacterial natural transformation by highly fragmented and damaged DNA.