Journal clubs - Page 7
This week, we discuss: "Age-Dependent Speciation Can Explain the Shape of Empirical Phylogenies" by Hagen et al. 2015, as a follow-up to last week's discussion.
This week, we continue reading about the debate at the 2014 ASN meeting: "Species Diversity Is Dynamic and Unbounded at Local and Continental Scales" by Harmon and Harrison in Am Nat.
This week we will discuss a paper by Cong et al. (2015, Cell) on the genomics of speciation in butterflies.
Please note that it will take place in the aquarium on Friday the 8th at 12!
This week we discuss a new paper by Hunt et al. (2015) on models of trait evolution: "Simple versus complex models of trait evolution and stasis as a response to environmental change". This paper is a part of the Special issue: "The future of the fossil record: Paleontology in the 21st century."
This week we will discuss a paper by Janousek et al. (2015, Molecular Biology and Evolution) on the role of genomic functional organization on introgression.
Please note that the meeting will take place in the aquarium on Friday the 24th at 12!
This week we will discuss a paper by Feulner et al. (2015, PLoS Genetics) on genome-wide divergence between stickleback populations.
Please note that the day and time of the meeting have changed, it will take place in the aquarium on Friday the 17th at 12!
This week we read about brain evolution in the mammalian context. "The remarkable, yet not extraordinary, human brain as a scaled-up primate brain and its associated cost" by Herculano-Houzell 2012 PNAS
This week we will discuss a paper by Kemppainen et al. introducing a new methodology for studying linkage disequilibrium with genomic data.
In the Macroevolution Journal Club this week we'll discuss a method paper from 2014 on how to include as much fossil data as possible in calibrating phylogenies by Heath, Huelsenbeck and Stadler in PNAS: The fossilized birth-death process for coherent calibration of divergence-time estimates.
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This week in the macroevolution journal club we will read a paper by Hopkins and Smith newly published (2015) in PNAS: Dynamic evolutionary change in post-Paleozoic echinoids and the importance of scale when interpreting changes in rates of evolution.
This week we will discuss a paper by Pujolar et al. (Molecular Ecology 2014) on genome-wide signatures of local adaptation.
Please note that the day and time of the meeting have changed, it will take place in the aquarium on Friday the 27th at 11!
Continuing the discussion of papers related to graph based representation of reference genomes, we will read a paper on the cortex assembler, which actually builds a graph based on sequencing data from multiple samples.
Earlier this year the American Society of Naturalists had a conference where they had a debate (old school!) on the importance of ecological limits to species diversity on large scales. The debate was, according to Trevor Price, not as heated as the one in 1860 with Soapy Sam and Huxley, but nevertheless. The debate ended without a vote and the contributors (Rabosky and Hurlbert vs Harmon and Harrison) were asked to write up their debate contributions as papers to be published in American Naturalist this May. The Harmon paper is not ready, but we will discuss Rabosky annd Hurlbert's contibution which is now out.
This coming week (19/03) we will discuss a paper by Senerchia et al. (Proc. B, 2015) on the role of transposons in hybridization and speciation.
Please note that the meeting will take place at 13 in the aquarium.
Continuing the discussion of papers related to graph based representation of reference genomes, we will read a more practical paper this week on applying graph-based references to a complex variable region in the human genome.
This weeks Macroevolution journal club will discuss the paper Fast running restricts evolutionary change of the vertebral column in mammals by Frietson Galis and colleagues, published in PNAS 2014.
Continuing the discussion of papers related to graph based representation of reference genomes, we will read a technical paper this week on a new way to look at the structure of reference genomes. Note the time!
This weeks Macroevolution journal club will discuss the paper Links between global taxonomic diversity, ecological diversity and the expansion of vertebrates on land by Sahney, Benton and Ferry, published in Biology Letters 2010.
This week we will discuss a paper by Foote et al. (Nature Genetics, 2015) on convergent evolution and adaptation to the marine environment in mammals.
One of the upcoming CELS projects is around Graph based representation of reference genomes. In the next episodes of the TGAC journal club, we will therefore discuss several papers around this subject. Some are very technical, some more applied.
This week's Macroevolution journal club deals with 17,208 bodysizes over 542 million years. It's a recent paper from Science by Heim et al.
This week we will discuss a paper by Lamichhaney et al. (Nature, 2015) on the genomic basis of beak divergence in Darwin's finches.
Please note that the meeting will take place on wednesday the 25th and not thursday, at 12 as usual!
This week, between the trial lecture and lunch, we'll be discussing a not-so-box-fresh paper from 2012 in Proceedings B by Smith, Lloyd and McGowan titled Phanerozoic marine biodiversity: rock record modelling provides an independent test of large-scale trends
Essentially it compares subsampling (Alroy's SQS) and a much applied bias-correction method to try to reconstruct diversity from fossil data.
Bring a friend and see you Friday.
This week, Andreas Hejnol will be visiting and we will read a perspective paper relevant to his group's reserach, namely "Resolving Difficult Phylogenetic Questions: Why More Sequences Are Not Enough" pulished in PLoSBiology in 2011 by Philippe et al. For background on metazoan phylogenies see Dunn et al. 2014
This Friday 30th of January we discuss a paper on why ungulates that have more friends also have larger brains. "Gregariousness increases brain size in ungulates", by Pérez-Barbería and Gordon (2005). NOTE: Change of time - journal club starts at 11:15!