Evolution discussion group

Welcome to the Evolution Discussion Group (EDG) at the Zoology Department of the University of British Columbia.

To help control the spread of COVID-19 EDG is now meeting virtually via Zoom. For access join the listserv or email natola(at)zoology.ubc.ca

Meetings are Fridays at 12:00 noon. Our purpose is to discuss recent research papers in evolutionary biology.

All graduate students, postdocs, and faculty interested in evolutionary biology are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.

For information about subscribing to the mailing list and previous papers discussed please see the bottom of this page

Current schedule

Date Presenter Paper
January 15 Chit chat, sign up, roast Libby for disorganization
January 22 Libby Natola Delaney and Hoekstra 2019 Diet‐based assortative mating through sexual imprinting
January 29 Lydia Fong West et al. 2020 Diversified regulation of circadian clock gene expression following whole genome duplication
February 5 Tom Booker Chmátal et al. 2014 Centromere Strength Provides the Cell Biological Basis for Meiotic Drive and Lindholm et al. 2016 Karyotype Evolution in Mice and The Ecology and Evolutionary Dynamics of Meiotic Drive
February 12 Stephanie Blain Martin and Gould 2020 Surprising spatiotemporal stability of a multi-peak fitness landscape revealed by independent field experiments measuring hybrid fitness
February 19 N/A No EDG
February 26 Mackenzie Kinney Hejase et al. 2020 Genomic islands of differentiation in a rapid avian radiation have been driven by recent selective sweeps
March 5 Brandon Lind Gougherty et al. 2021 Maladaptation, migration and extirpation fuel climate change risk in a forest tree species
March 12 N/A EcoEvo - No EDG
March 19 Mackenzie Urquhart-Cronish Twyford et al. 2020 Multi-level patterns of genetic structure and isolation by distance in the widespread plant Mimulus guttatus
March 26 Linnéa Sandell Hartmann et al. 2021 Size Variation of the Nonrecombining Region on the Mating-Type Chromosomes in the Fungal Podospora anserina Species Complex
April 2 N/A No EDG
April 9 Javad Meghrazi Pastore et al. 2021 The evolution of niche overlap and competitive differences

Suggested Papers

  • Google Doc of Suggested Papers.
  • Mailing list information

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