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UiO, Campus Blindern Blindernveien 31 Entr. Moltke Moes vei
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.
CEES Extra seminar by Melissah Rowe from NHM
This week in the macroevolution journal club we will be discussing "Tempo and mode in plant breeding system evolution" from Goldberg & Igić (2012). Keywords: Comparative methods; Dollo’s law; macroevolution; self-incompatibility; Solanaceae. Join us!
This week we will discuss a paper entitled "Genomic divergence in a ring species complex" by Alcaide and co-authors which was recently published in Nature.
CIME & CEES Extra seminar by Timothy D. Read from Emory University School of Medicine
CEES Extra seminar/Faculty of Dentistry seminar by Bill Hanage from Harvard School of Public Health
This week, we'll discuss a new paper by Feng et al. (2014) that shows that for some toothed and baleen whales, all food just tastes salty. Again, all CELS members are very welcome to join!
Late lunch talk by Neus Mari-Mena.
We will be discussing a recent paper by Roesti et al. (2014) which uses simulations and stickleback data to test for patterns of adaptive divergence in the genome. We particularly invite participants of the CELS endringsmiljø!
Friday seminar by Anna Iglikowska from Institute of Oceanology of Polish Academy of Sciences
This week in the macroevolution journal club we will read a paper by Althoff et al. 2014 : "Testing for coevolutionary diversification: linking pattern with process". Join us for a discussion of this short review on potential mechanisms of coevolutionary diversification and ways to test it.
This week we will read a recent paper by Patrik Nosil and colleagues on the repeatability of the genetic changes driving the divergence of populations into new species. The paper is entitled "Stick Insect Genomes Reveal Natural Selection’s Role in Parallel Speciation" and was recently published in Science. The reported findings indicate that natural selection can drive parallel phenotypic evolution via parallel genetic changes.
Late lunch talk by Claudia Junge.
Friday seminar by Per Ahlberg from Uppsala University
Join us this week, Friday 16th of May, to discuss a paper by Monroe & Bokma (2009): "Do speciation rates drive rates of body size evolution in mammals?" and continue last weeks discussion on phylogenetic analysis of speciation.
This week we will discuss what are the rate-limiting factors for the establishment of new species. In this regard, we will read a recent paper by Trevor Price and colleagues on the factors determining the rate of speciation in Himalayan song birds. The paper is entitled "Niche filling slows the diversification of Himalayan songbirds" and was recently published in Nature. The findings by Price et al. suggest that it is the rates at which new niches are created and occupied that limits diversification, not the rate at which new species form through reproductive isolation.
CEES Extra seminar by Matthew Webster
Friday seminar by Mark Thomas from University College London
This Friday the 9th of May in the MaEcovo journal club we will be discussing a paper by Rabosky et al. (2013): "Rates of speciation and morphological evolution are correlated across the largest vertebrate radiation"
This week we will discuss a paper entitled "On the Coyne and Orr-igin of species: effects of intrinsic postzygotic isolation, ecological differentiation, X-Chromosome size, and symapatry on Drosophila speciation" by Turelli and co-authors from the latest issue of Evolution.
A collection of recent CEES publications
Paul Taylor is visiting from the NHM London this week. Hence we will capitalize on his expertise and discuss a competition paper by Hart and Marshall 2013 Ecology that uses bryozoa as experimental organisms.