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Time and place: June 2, 2016 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Trait-based demographic models such as IPMs relate not only future adult size but also offspring size to the current size of an individual. This is in stark contrast to the quantitative genetic approach, and may have consequences for the predictions of evolutionary dynamics.

We look into this issue with a recent paper from Chevin:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2041-210X.12389/full

 

Time and place: May 13, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday the 13th of May we will discuss a recent paper by Chevin (2016): "Species selection and random drift in macroevolution".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: May 11, 2016 2:15 PM3:00 PM, <a href="http://www.cees.uio.no/about/contact/cees-seminar-room.html">The CEES seminar room</a> (3313/3315)

Late Lunch Talk by Hanna Nyborg Støstad, Natural History Museum (UiO)

Time and place: May 9, 2016 9:30 AM, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Time and place: May 3, 2016 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

In a recent session, discussion rose about reproductive value and fitness. In fact, there is much controversy concerning definitions, and while the definition of reproductive value is relatively straightforward, its  interpretation, in particular as a fitness measure, is more confusing.

For this session, we want to look a bit more into that topic, starting off with Jacob Moorad's recent paper:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/13-0778.1/full

Time and place: Apr. 29, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday the 29nd of April we will discuss a recent paper by our former CEES colleague Mark Grabowski : "Bigger brains led to bigger bodies?: The correlated evolution of human brain and body size". You can read some of the press cover about the article here.

Come discuss the evolution of our genus!

Time and place: Apr. 28, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled "Ancient horizontal transfers of retrotransposons between birds and ancestors of human pathogenic nematodes"

by Suh et al. 2016 (Nature Communications)

Time and place: Apr. 27, 2016 2:15 PM3:00 PM, <a href="http://www.cees.uio.no/about/contact/cees-seminar-room.html">The CEES seminar room</a> (3313/3315)

Late Lunch Talk by Cecilia Helmerson, CEES

Time and place: Apr. 27, 2016 1:15 PM2:00 PM, CEES Seminar room 3315

By Fabienne Krauer from Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland

Time and place: Apr. 22, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday the 22nd of April we will discuss a paper by Kaji et al. (2016): "Functional transformation series and the evolutionary origin of novel forms: evidence from a remarkable termite defensive organ".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: Apr. 21, 2016 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Population models such as IPM's allow the inclusion of continuous traits for demographic analysis, and therefore the tracking of phenotypic change over time. Especially in the case of rapid phenotypic change, it was therefore only a matter of time until methods were developed to identify the sources of such change as evolution, plasticity or demography. One such method is the age-structured Price equation, developed by Coulson & Tuljapurkar in the paper we are discussing this session:

"The Dynamics of a Quantitative Trait in an Age-structured Population Living in a Variable Environment" (Coulson & Tuljapurkar 2008)

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/591693

 

Time and place: Apr. 21, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled 

"Determining epistatic selection in admixed populations" by Schumer and Brandvain 2016 (Molecular Ecology)

Time and place: Apr. 19, 2016 2:15 PM3:00 PM, <a href="http://www.cees.uio.no/about/contact/cees-seminar-room.html">The CEES seminar room</a> (3313/3315)

Late Lunch Talk by José Cerca de Oliveira from the Natural History Museum of Oslo

Time and place: Apr. 15, 2016 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Room 3508

By Martijn van de Pol & Callum Lawson

Time and place: Apr. 15, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday the 15th of April we will discuss a paper by Benson et al. (2016): "Near-Stasis in the Long-Term Diversification of Mesozoic Tetrapods".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: Apr. 14, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled 

"Excavating Neandertal and Denisovan DNA from the genomes of Melanesian individuals" by Vernot et al. 2016 (Science)

Time and place: Apr. 13, 2016 2:15 PM3:00 PM, <a href="http://www.cees.uio.no/about/contact/cees-seminar-room.html">The CEES seminar room</a> (3313/3315)

Late Lunch Talk by Michael Matschiner, CEES

Time and place: Apr. 8, 2016 1:15 PM2:00 PM, Seminar room 3315

By Mike Benton (Note the time and venue!)

Time and place: Apr. 8, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday the 8th of April we will discuss a paper by Mueller and Newman (2005): "The innovation triad: an EvoDevo agenda".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: Apr. 7, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on Genomic introgression in sticklebacks by Yoshida et al. 2016 (Ecology and Evolution)

Time and place: Apr. 5, 2016 2:15 PM3:00 PM, <a href="http://www.cees.uio.no/about/contact/cees-seminar-room.html">The CEES seminar room</a> (3313/3315)

Late Lunch Talk by Mhairi Alexander, University of the West of Scotland, UK

 

Time and place: Apr. 1, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday the 1st of April we will discuss a paper by Thurman and Barrett (2016): "The genetic consequences of selection in natural populations." Hope to see you there!

Time and place: Mar. 31, 2016 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Traditional population models are often limited to the female half of the population, but acknowledgement of the importance of males is spreading. There are fundamental differences between male and female demographies, and these differences can strongly affect population dynamics and provide important insights into the evolution of life histories.

In this upcoming session, we will be discussing a recent paper dealing with sex-specific demography and its abilities to inform life history theory:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v526/n7572/abs/nature14968.html

 

 

Time and place: Mar. 30, 2016 9:15 AM10:00 AM, Seminar room 3315

By Mikael Fortelius

Time and place: Mar. 18, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday the 18th of March we will discuss an EvoDevo paper by Levin et al. 2016: "The mid-developmental transition and the evolution of animal body plans”.

Please mind the change of location, we will be permanently moving to the "Aquarium" (3rd floor, 3302).