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UiO, Campus Blindern Blindernveien 31 Entr. Moltke Moes vei
The journal clubs are platforms for inspiration and for talking about the science which may have implications for and may stimulate our own research in new and exciting directions; and for learning interactively what is good science. Students are especially encouraged to join in.
The discussions tends to be stimulated by either questions regarding methodology and theory behind the the chosen paper or extensions and applications of the work described. There are only two requirements for the participants: curiousity and that you have read the paper. How active you are in the discussions is up to you.
On the mailing lists you will get reminders about the sessions, and occational discussions about the journal club and possible papers for discussion etc.
This week we discuss a paper on structural genomic variation. The study reports on resequencing of >1000 wild sunflowers and finds large non-recombining haplotype blocks that are associated with ecologically relevant traits and soil and climate characteristics.
We discuss how population genomics approaches can be applied to wildlife conservation and management.
This week we will discuss graph-based variant discovery in bovines. Note the change of day to Thursday.
We will discuss the new review about structural variation in Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41576-019-0180-9
TGAC has been revived and we will again meet up to discuss interesting science. First up is this very interesting paper by Therkildsen et al. 2019 in Science
Sex differences in vital rates and mate availability can have important effects on population- and evolutionary dynamics. These effects and how they vary depending on mating strategies can be explored with extensions to traditional matrix models.
Integral projection models (IPMs) are population models structured by continuous traits such as body size, and have risen in popularity over the last decade. While most perturbation analyses developed for matrix models can be applied, additional considerations are necessary when working with IPMs.
Recent work has highlighted the importance of including individual heterogeneity into population models. This includes both traits that are fixed over the lifespan of an individual (e.g. morphology, genotype) and characteristics that change over time (e.g. age, body conditions). How influential such traits are for individual fitness (and population dynamics), may however depend on sex.
Friday, March 23rd, we will discuss a recent paper by Outomuro et al (2016): Antagonistic natural and sexual selection on wing shape in a scrambling damselfly Join us!
Stage structure is fundamental in quantitative population models, but there are different approaches to deal with stage duration and individual-/cohort variation therein.
Friday, March 16th, we will discuss a recent paper by Revell et al (2018): Comparing evolutionary rates between trees, clades and traits
Friday, March 2nd, we will discuss a recent paper by Du et al (2018): Pattern and process in hominin brain size evolution are scale-dependent
Differences between individuals can be large and have profound consequences for the dynamics of populations. Even if such differences have unknown causes and/or are unobservable, they can be incorporated into population models, allowing to assess their impacts on population-level patterns.
Friday, February 2nd, we will discuss a recent paper by Rolland et al (2018): The impact of endothermy on the climatic niche evolution and the distribution of vertebrate diversity
Friday, January 19th, we will discuss a recent paper by Peiman and Robinson (2017): Comparative Analyses of Phenotypic Trait Covariation within and among Populations
This Thursday, there will be no Speciation Journal Club, instead, we all welcome you to a full day of hybridization and speciation! A symposium supported by IBV, CEES and EVOGENE.
The symposium will feature two prominent young researchers in the field, Joana Meier (University of Bern, Switzerland) & Mario Vallejo-Marin (University of Stirling, UK). We have previously discussed some of their papers at the Speciation Journal Club, but they will also discuss some of their latest unpublished research.
If you wish to meet with Joana or Mario on friday, please contact me or one of the other organizers.
This Thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper using demographic modeling to trace the origin(s) of hybrid cichlid species by Meier et al. published in 2017 in Molecular Ecology.
This Thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on Speciation by genome duplication by Vallejo-Marin et al. published in 2015 in Evolution.
This Friday, November 24th, we're discussing a paper by Uyeda et al. (2017): "A General Model for Estimating Macroevolutionary Landscapes".
Hope to see you there!
This Friday, November 17th, we're discussing a paper by Hagey et al. (2017): "Tempo and mode of performance evolution across multiple independent origins of adhesive toe pads in lizards".
Hope to see you there!
This Friday, November 10th, we're discussing a paper by Benson et al. (2017): "Cope's rule and the adaptive landscape of dinosaur body size evolution".
Hope to see you there!