Speciation Journal Club: Hybridization: Causes and consequences for speciation
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discussed some of their papers at the Speciation Journal Club, but they will also discuss some of their latest unpublished research.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.
Hybridization: Causes and consequences for speciation
Hybridization is increasingly well-recognised as an important evolutionary processes that has a wide range of consequences including species reversal, reinforcement and hybrid speciation. Genomic data has even revealed that hybrdization has played a role in our own evolutionary history with archaic gene flow from both Neanderthals & Denisovans. Understanding the causes and consequences of hybridization for speciation is therefore an important focus for evolutionary biologists.