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Jeremy Yoder
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The Molecular Ecologist: Why we do, and don't, conduct peer review anonymously
Photo by Duke University Libraries . Over at The Molecular Ecologist , we're continuing last week's examination of anonymity in peer review with comments from our readers. A number of folks sent in thoughtful remarks in favor of anonymous peer review : I’ve...
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Minnesota winter as a series of cinematic genres
Image via . First snowfall: Romantic comedy. You meet cute when you feel the first flakes against your cheek. The fresh snow cover makes everything look fresh and crisp and innocent. You take a long evening walk through the park, watching the falling snow d...
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The Molecular Ecologist: Charles Goodnight
Photo by binux . Over at The Molecular Ecologist , John Stanton Geddes continues his interview series with quantitative geneticist Charles Goodnight , whose work covers everything from multi-level perspectives on natural selection to the the causal linkage ...
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Spring-cleaning Twitter
Photo by Meanest Indian . Late last week I happened to notice that I was following something like 1,400 accounts on Twitter. That seems like ... a lot? So I decided to start pruning the list a little. I like Twitter for interactions with other scientists an...
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Nothing in Biology Makes Sense: Adjunctivitis
The life sciences building at the University of Idaho. Photo by jby . Over at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! Noah Reid tackles the question that was left hanging in my recent article about a six-day creationist teaching introductory microbiology at the Uni...
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Nothing in Biology Makes Sense: Is a sloth's best friend it's moth-fur?
Is it easier, being green? Photo by Bas Bloemsaat . This week at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! I'm discussing a new study that purports to demonstrate that three-toed sloths are in a nutritional mutualism with specialized moths, fueled by algae and poop :...
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Nothing in Biology Makes Sense: Brood parasites with benefits
Photo via Nothing in Biology Makes Sense . Over at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! , Amy Dapper discusses a new study of brood parasites , birds that lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species, letting those adoptive hosts take on the costs of raisin...
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The Molecular Ecologist: Crowd-sourcing natural history
Insects in a museum collection. Photo by Leeds Museum and Galleries . This week at The Molecular Ecologist , I discuss some emerging initiatives to collect biodiversity data with a little help from the entire Internet : ... the websites iSpot and eBird ask ...
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Queer in STEM: What's the relationship between openness and comfort?
Faculty members who are out to their colleagues are ... much more likely to describe themselves as "uncomfortable"? Figure 1 from Patridge et al. (2014) . Over at the Queer in STEM site, I discuss the first study to try and tackle the questions that motivat...
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Postdoctoral associate
Employment
  • University of Minnesota
    Posdoctoral associate, 2011 - present
  • University of Idaho
    Doctoral student, 2005 - 2011
  • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
    Ecology intern, 2004 - 2005
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Minneapolis, MN
Previously
Moscow, ID - Pittsburgh, PA - Manheim, PA - Harrisonburg, VA - Roanoke, VA
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Minneapolis-based evolutionary biologist, runner, writer, gay. Not necessarily in that order.
Introduction
I'm a postdoc studying evolutionary genetics at the University of Minnesota. I write about evolution and ecology and whatever else crosses my mind at Denim and Tweed, I'm a contributor at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!, and I manage the Molecular Ecologist

See my professional site for a list of publications and CV. No employer, collaborator, or other co-conspirator is to blame for what's here.
Education
  • University of Idaho
    Biology, 2005 - 2011
  • Eastern Mennonite University
    Environmental Science, 2000 - 2004
  • Lancaster Mennonite High School
    1996 - 2000
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