Archaeogenomics Journal Club
In this journal club we discuss papers covering population genomics, conservation genomics, archaeogenomics, palaeogenomics or other relevant related fields. Interdisciplinary studies are very welcome too. Papers can range from primary research articles, presentations of new methods or reviews/opinion pieces that may generate some discussion. Please subscribe to the mailing list to receive updates on upcoming papers that will be discussed.
We meet approximately every other Thursday at 12:30. During the meetings one person briefly summarises the paper in 5-10 min and we then have a 35ish min discussion. You are welcome to eat your lunch during the journal club.
This week we discuss a paper by Hernandez-Castro et al. 2022, on dispersal and adaptation in the Chagas disease vector R. Ecuadoriensis
This week we discuss a paper on the genomic basis of invasiveness in plants, specifically release from enemy microbes and inter-species hybridization in the invasive success of European ragweed.
This week we discuss a paper by Theodorou et al. 2018, on local adaptation to urbanization in the red-tailed bumblebee.
This week we discuss a paper by Le Duc et al., recently published in Science Advances.
This week we discuss a paper on the role of ancient and historical DNA in preserving biodiversity, recently published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution.
This week we discuss a paper on genetic variation and phylogeographic patterns of five bumblebee species.
This week we discuss a paper on dietary plasticity in the extinct passenger pigeon.
This week we discuss a paper by Smith et al. recently published in Scientific Reports.
This week we discuss a paper by Raposeiro et al. recently published in PNAS.
This week we discuss a paper on using hyb-seq for analysing herbarium specimens
This week we discuss a paper on comparative population genomics of bumblebees.
This week we discuss a paper on palaeogenomic reconstruction.
This week we discuss a paper on genomics of rapid parallel adaptation in the marine snail Littorina saxatilis.
This week we discuss a paper on pollen and eDNA preserved in old guano deposits from two caves in Jamaica.
This week we discuss a paper on connectivity and structure in albacore tuna inferred from morphometrics, genetics and modelling particle drift modelling.
This week we discuss a paper on genome skimming. The paper presents the potential for using low-coverage shotgun data for species identification, moving forward from more traditional barcoding approaches.
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.