Journal clubs - Page 6

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

This week we’ll discuss a paper by vonHoldt and collaborators in Genome Research from 2011 and a short, but interesting follow up by Rutledge et.al, published in 2015 in Biology Letters.

Time and place: Dec. 11, 2015 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3513

This Friday we will focus on a book chapter from Symonds and Blomberg (2014) on Phylogenetic Generalised Least Squares from a recently published book on phylogenetic comparative methods. This will be an introduction for a discussion on the use of appropriate methodology when it comes to comparative methods. If you yourself are wondering what to use in your own research, come join the discussion!

Time and place: Dec. 10, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper on patterns of opercle shape evolution in a cichlid radiation by Wilson et al. which use geometric morphometrics and the comparative methods to draw some interesting conclusions.

Time and place: Dec. 4, 2015 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Corner room

This week we'll discuss a recent paper in Systematic Biology on the use of the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Model to investigate patterns of adaptive evolution in phylogenies.

Friday, corner room @11 as usual.

Time and place: Dec. 3, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper on transposable elements as agents of rapid adaptation may explain the genetic paradox of invasive species that was recently published in Molecular Ecology by Stapley and colleagues.

Time and place: Nov. 26, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper by Lamichhaney and colleagues recently published in Nature Genetics. The study addresses the genomic architecture explaining the striking morphological and behavioural polymorphism seen among three distinctive male morphs of the lekking wader Ruff.

Time and place: Nov. 19, 2015 11:30 AM12:30 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper on how structural variation such as copy number variation can tell a different story than SNPs. This study by Sudmant and coworkers was recently published in Science. Please note that we have changed the time to 11:30 this time too!

Time and place: Nov. 13, 2015 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3513

Welcome back! This Friday 13th of November, we will read a paper by Zelditch et al. 2015 "Relationships of diversity, disparity,and their evolutionary rates in squirrels (Sciuridae)".

Time and place: Nov. 12, 2015 11:30 AM12:30 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper on how a novel prey life history leads to sympatric divergence in a predator species that was recently published in Nature Communications by Brodersen and colleagues. This will bring some ecology back to the journal club after some more molecular papers!

Time and place: Nov. 6, 2015 12:00 PMOct. 29, 2015 1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper from MBE 2014 by Simon Martin and collaborators. The study evaluates the use of different statistical methods for detecting introgression and applies these to data on the heliconius butterfly complex.

Time and place: Oct. 29, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper by Der Sarkissian and co-authors recently published in Current Biology on horse evolutionary genomics with many interesting genomic analysis methods.

Time and place: Oct. 23, 2015 11:15 AM12:00 PM, Room 3513

We are back! In journal club this week, we will read a paper by Moen et al. in Systematic Biology from this year  "Testing Convergence versus History: Convergence Dominates Phenotypic Evolution for Over 150 Million Years in Frogs". 

Time and place: Oct. 8, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper on how hybridization may boost adaptive radiations in sticklebacks. The paper is authored by Roy and co-authors and is available from the recently accepted papers section in Molecular Ecology.

Time and place: Oct. 2, 2015 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3513

The Ordovician crew is in town and we plan to capitalize on their knowledge. In journal club this week, we will read a paper by Hughes et al. in PNAS from 2013  "Clades reach highest morphological disparity early in their evolution". 

Time and place: Oct. 1, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper on how chromosomal rearrangements and hybridization between two yeast lineages drive hybrid speciation after secondary contact. The paper is authored by Leducq and co-authors and is available from BioRxiv, a bit fresher than most papers we read and hopefully with plenty of scope for discussion.

Time and place: Sep. 25, 2015 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3513

Last week we read a paper that used Principal Component analysis, so this week we will discuss why this type of analysis can mislead inferences. Friday, 25th : "Comparative Analysis of Principal Components Can be Misleading" Uyeda et al. 2015.

Time and place: Sep. 18, 2015 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3513

On Friday the 18th we will be discussing a paper by Duran & Pie (2015): "Tempo and mode of climatic niche evolution in Primates" where they look at niche evolution over macroevolutionary time. 

Time and place: Sep. 17, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a study on An early modern human from Romania with a recent Neanderthal ancestor which was recently published in Nature. In the study Fu and colleagues report findings of 6-9% neanderthal DNA in a modern human.

Time and place: Sep. 11, 2015 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3513

This Friday the 11th we will be discussing: "Linking macrotrends and microrates: Re-evaluating microevolutionary support for Cope's rule" where they look at trait changes at microevolutionary scales to test for Cope`s rule.

Time and place: Sep. 10, 2015 12:00 PM, The aquarium, room 3302

This week we will discuss a paper by Rolshausen et al. (2015, Evolution) on the the effects of gene flow on selection.

Time and place: Sep. 4, 2015 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3513

This Friday the 4th we will be discussing: "Fitness of multidimensional phenotypes in dynamic adaptive landscapes", on how dynamic adaptive landscapes link phenotypes to fitness across environments.

Time and place: Aug. 28, 2015 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3515

Macroevolution journal club is back and on Friday the 28th we will be discussing: "The adaptive landscape as a conceptual bridge between micro- and macroevolution", a review by Arnold et al. (2001). 

Time and place: June 12, 2015 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3515

This Friday we will be discussing: "Iterative adaptive radiations of fossil canids show no evidence for diversity-dependent trait evolution" by Slater 2015. The paper is a part of the Special issue: "The future of the fossil record: Paleontology in the 21st century."