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My friends and I combined phylogenetic comparative analyses and pop gen theory to try and figure out what drives chromosomal fusions to fix http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1005237 really fun problem to work on
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Obviously I am biased (my advisor, Luke Harmon, is one of the main instructors) but I agree with Rafael. This is an excellent course that really benefitted me when I took it last year. Very fun too!
 
Applications to the Santa Barbara Macroevolution in R workshop are now open! This was probably the best workshop I've taken, and I highly recommend anyone with an interest in comparative methods to apply.
The 2012 workshop on Macroevolutionary Methods in R will be held June 11th to June 15th in Santa Barbara. Complete the registration form below to apply. We are pleased to announce an intensive short c...
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A Jurassic Salamander. So cool!!!
Abstract A Jurassic salamander, Beiyanerpeton jianpingensis (gen. et sp. nov.), from a recently found site in western Liaoning Province, China is the earliest known record of Salamandroidea. As a Late...
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TREE is hosting an open forum on the neutral theory of ecology following two opposing pieces on the issue. Interested to see how this goes.
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me too!
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For all your St. Patty's Day Preparations
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A new paper by Jeff Joy and Bernie Crespi on using concepts from island biogeography to under diversification of phytophagous insects. Very cool stuff!!
Abstract Plant-feeding insects have undergone unparalleled diversification among different plant taxa, yet explanations for variation in their diversity lack a quantitative, predictive framework. Isla...
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That's pretty neat.
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Steve Frank on the Wright-Fisher controversy. Very interesting read.
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can't wait to see this book out
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At the risk of seeming self-promoting, here is a recently published review paper on rates of speciation. While honestly I played a minimal role in putting this together, I actually quite like the perspective the paper takes. Check it out if you are interested. Would love to hear what people think
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got it. thanks!
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