Kristine Bonnevies hus (map)
UiO, Campus Blindern Blindernveien 31 Entr. Moltke Moes vei
This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled "Divergence and Functional Degradation of a Sex Chromosome-like Supergene" by Tutte et al. in Current Biology (2016)
Late Lunch Talk by Claudio Ottoni, CEES
This Friday the journal club will discuss a paper by Simon et al. (2016): "High evolutionary constraints limited adaptive responses to past climate changes in toad skulls".
Effective population size is an important concept in evolutionary biology, providing information about genetic variability, inbreeding and the efficiency of directional selection. Despite its obvious relevance, it has rarely been discussed in the context of fishery-induced selection.
This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled "Neighboring genes for DNA-binding proteins rescue male sterility in Drosophila hybrids" by Lienard et al. in PNAS (2016)
By Jaap A. Kaandorp from University of Amsterdam
This Friday the journal club will discuss a paper by Sánchez et al (2004): Branching and Self-Organization in Marine Modular Colonial Organisms: A Model.
Dear all CEES members: We are pleased to invite you to the Annual Student Conference! Update: The program is available at the conference website!
This Friday the journal club will discuss a paper by Bush, Hunt and Bambach (2016) in PNAS: Sex and the shifting biodiversity dynamics of marine animals in deep time.
Integral projection models (IPMs) have become a popular tool to assess questions relating to eco-evolutionary dynamics. Within IPMs, change in a continuous trait of interest (body length, leaf area, horn size etc.) are modelled both within generations (growth) and across generations (inheritance). However, current methods of estimating growth and inheritance inherently fail to properly estimate phenotypic evolution.
This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled "
Making sense of genomic islands of differentiation in light of speciation" by Wolf and Ellegren, published in 2016 in Nature Reviews Genetics
This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled " Feralisation targets different genomic loci to domestication in the chicken" by Johnsson et al. 2016 in Nature Communications
By Oscar Puebla from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
This Friday the journal club will discuss a paper by Sakamoto et al. (2016): ‘Residual diversity estimates’ do not correct for sampling bias in palaeodiversity data.
This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled "Genomic variation at the tips of the adaptive radiation of Darwin's finches" by Chaves et al. 2016 in Molecular Ecology.
Meeting for the CEES Core members
Diseases can induce detectible genetic changes in host populations by exerting infectious pressure. It has been hypothesized that past plague pandemics have shaped susceptibility to infections in modern European populations. In this journal club, we will discuss immune pathways that have been shaped by convergent evolution in European and Rroma populations in response to plague and other infections.
Estimates of fishing mortality commonly used in stock assessment models are often conditional on restrictive assumptions about natural mortality. However, integrating data from various sources in bayesian state-space models can allow to independently estimate mortalities of different sources.
This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled "detection of human adaptation during the past 2000 years" by Field et al. 2016 in Science.
Late Lunch Talk by Sergio Magallanes Argany, University of Extremadura
This Friday we'll discuss a paper from the future American Naturalist presenting a new tool; "Phylogenetic ANCOVA: Estimating Changes in Evolutionary Rates as Well as Relationships between Traits" by Fuentes-G., Housworth, Weber and Martins.
Participants: The CEES Board
By Malin Pinsky from Rutgers University, United States
MSc Jan-Erik Thrane at the Department of Biosciences will be defending the thesis Light, temperature, and nutrients as drivers for primary productivity in phytoplankton for the degree of PhD.
Doctoral candidate Jan-Erik Thrane at the Department of Biosciences will give a trial lecture on the given topic: The ecology of phytoplankton in freshwater and marine systems in view of climate change