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UiO, Campus Blindern Blindernveien 31 Entr. Moltke Moes vei
The earliest documented plague pandemic in Europe, the Plague of Justinian, occurred in the 6th century. However, a recent study by Rasmussen et al. (2015) found plague in Eurasian individuals from the Bronze Age, suggesting that plague was in Europe before the first recorded pandemics. In this journal club, we will discuss a paper by Valtuena, et al. (2016) that presents additional prehistoric Y. pestis genomes.
Friday, January 12th, we will discuss a recent paper by Pires et al .(2017): Interactions within and between clades shaped the diversification of terrestrial carnivores
Keynote speakers: Hanna Kokko, Tim Coulson, Vigdis Vandvik and Bernt-Erik Sæther
This Friday the 13th of May we will discuss a recent paper by Ingram et al. (2016): "Comparative tests of the role of dewlap size in Anolis lizard speciation".
Hope to see you there!
This Friday the journal club will discuss a paper by Harrington and Reeder (2016): "Rate heterogeneity across Squamata, misleading ancestral state reconstruction and the importance of proper null model speciﬁcation".
Friday the 9th of December we will discuss a recent paper by Halley (2016): Prenatal Brain-Body Allometry in Mammals
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.