Kristine Bonnevies hus (map)
UiO, Campus Blindern Blindernveien 31 Entr. Moltke Moes vei
This Friday the 25th of April in MaEcovo journal club we will be discussing a paper by Losos (Evolution, 2011): "Convergence, adaptation and constraint". Joins us at 10:15 in room 3513.
This Thursday we will discuss the interplay between introgessive hybridization and natural selection. We will read a recent paper by Peter and Rosemary Grant entitled "Synergism of Natural Selection and Introgression in the Origin of a New Species".
We read an older paper to spark discussions on competition.
Download the linnean society paper on "Competition and macroevolution: the ghost of competition yet to come?" here.
This week we will discuss a paper on gene flow and the maintenance of species boundaries in a cricket hybrid zone by Larson and colleagues which was published in the last issue of Molecular Ecology. The paper is entitled Gene flow and the maintenance of species boundaries and there is a perspective by Timothy Vines too for those interested, Stuck in the middle with you: close concordance between geographical clines in a cricket hybrid zone .
Please note that this journal club will take place in the Aquarium!
Friday seminar by Christos Lynteris
This week we will discuss the genetics of body shape divergence. We will read a paper by Franchini et al. entitled "Genomic architecture of ecologically divergent body shape in a pair of sympatric crater lake cichlid fishes". This paper was recently published in Molecular Ecology alongside a perspective piece by Rogers and Jamniczky entitled "The shape of things to come in the study of the origin of species?".
Friday seminar by Juha Merilä
We read an older paper on distinguishing between the Red Queen and Court Jester today. Download the pdf here: Barnkosky 2001 Paleobiology
This week we will discuss an interesting perspective on phenotypic evolution, slightly outside the topic of speciation but definitely of high interest to many of us. I hope many of you can join. The paper we will discuss is a perspective by Stevan J. Arnold entitled "Phenotypic evolution: the ongoing synthesis".
Friday seminar by Nicholas Salamin
This Friday the 21st, MaEcovo journal club will be discussing the 2014 paper by Christin et al.: "Molecular Dating, Evolutionary Rates, and the Age of the Grasses"
This Thursday we will discuss ecological and mutation-order speciation and read a recent paper on digital organisms from the American Naturalist: "Ecological and Mutation-Order Speciation in Digital Organisms" by Anderson & Harmon.
Please note that the meeting will take place at 13:15 this week!
CEES Extra seminars & One-on-one discussion
Friday seminar by Ioan Negrutiu
This Friday 14th of March, the MaEcovo journal club will be discussing the 2013 paper by van der Geer et al.: "Body size evolution of palaeo-insular mammals: temporal variations and interspecific interactions."
This week we will read a recent empirical paper by Chung et al. reporting on a role for a magic trait in Drosophila speciation. The paper is entitled "A Single Gene Affects Both Ecological Divergence and Mate Choice in Drosophila", and was recently published in Science.
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This Friday the 7th of March, MaEcovo journal club will discuss a paper by Susumu Tomiya, 2013: "Body Size and Extinction Risk in Terrestrial Mammals Above the Species Level".
This week we will discuss "Species collapse via hybridization in Darwin’s tree finches" - a paper by Kleindorfer et al. recently published in The American Naturalist.
CEES Extra seminar by David Sloan Wilson
Friday seminar by Anna Gårdmark
CEES Extra seminar by Ana Gouveia
We read a paper in Journal of Mathematical Biology by Lambert, Morlon and Etienne about a model for diversification when speciation is protracted, as a follow up to last week's reading. It's not yet up on the journal's website but is accessible at arvis.org
This Thursday we will discuss a paper on how speciation- and extinction rates contribute to the latitudinal gradient in mammal diversity. The paper entitled "Faster Speciation and Reduced Extinction in the Tropics Contribute to the Mammalian Latitudinal Diversity Gradient" by Rolland and colleagues was recently published in PloS Biology.
Friday seminar by Gilles Guillot