Journal Club 27 October: Genomics of Divergence along a Continuum of Parapatric Population Differentiation
Because of the ERC interview today, I missed yesterday's discussion about genomics of differentiation in sticklebacks (Feulner et al. 2015). After a quick look, it seems as different stickleback population pairs have diverged quite independently suggesting a role of drift, but there were also signs of selection and hitchhiking.
Today I have been at an ERC-interview for a consolidator grant in Brussels - interesting and amazing that it is possible to pose that many critical questions in so little time.
Late posting of previous journal clubs. We discussed an interesting yet intriguing paper about gene expression in the context of plasticity (Ghalambor et al. 2015), and then yet another quite controversial paper of whether spatial sorting can promote the spread of maladaptive hybridization (Lowe et al. 2015).
Journal Club 6 October: Sociality and health: impacts of sociality on disease susceptibility and transmission in animal and human societies
The causes and consequences of sociality and group living on disease suseptibility was the topic of today's Journal Club. The basis of the discussion was a paper by Kappeler et al. (2015). Overall a nice review but we were missing a comprehensive summary figure.