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2016
January, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Dr. David Ardell, University of California, Merced
SEMINAR: "Evolution of the tRNA-interaction network in bacteria and eukaryotes" Host: Dr. Lauren Meyers
Location: NHB 1.720

February, 2016

Monday, February 01, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Hoang minh "Thomas" Nguyen
SEMINAR: “Evaluating the effects of climate change on hapuku (Polyprion oxygeneios) in western Australian waters using an otolith increment chronology”
Location: NHB 1.720

Monday, February 08, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Brian Lohman, UT Austin
SEMINAR:
Location: NHB 1.720

Monday, February 15, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Alice MacQueen, UT-Juenger Lab
SEMINAR: "Adaptive variation in the R-gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana"
Location: NHB 1.720

Monday, February 22, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Brandon Campitelli, UT-Juenger Lab
SEMINAR: “Pollinator-mediated selection and quantitative genetics of floral traits in Ipomopsis aggregate”
Location: NHB 1.720

Monday, February 29, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Catalina Cuellar Gempeler
SEMINAR:
Location: NHB 1.720

March, 2016

Monday, March 07, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Owen Gilbert, UT
SEMINAR: "Association theory is the missing link connecting inclusive fitness and major transitions."
Location: NHB 1.720

Monday, March 21, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Alejandro Berrio, UT
SEMINAR: "How to become monogamous, very rapidly!"
Location: NHB 1.720

Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Brandon Campitelli
SEMINAR: "Pollinator-mediated selection and quantitative genetics of floral traits in Ipomopsis aggregata"
Location: NHB 1.720

April, 2016

Monday, April 04, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Stephanie Kivlin, University of Texas at Austin
SEMINAR: "Moisture affects soil microbial communities more than vegetation history in Neotropical rainforests"
Location: NHB 1.720

Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Michael Miyagi and Todd Olson, UT
SEMINAR:
Location: NHB 1.720

Monday, April 18, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Chris Torres, UT
SEMINAR: "Looking for Fossils at the End of the World"
Location: NHB 1.720

Monday, April 25, 2016 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Population Biology Seminar - Yoel Stuart, UT
SEMINAR: "Selection sets the direction and gene flow sets the magnitude of parallel stickleback divergence across 16 lake-stream pairs"
Location: NHB 1.720

September, 2016

Thursday, September 01, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm
POPBIO SEMINAR - No Seminar

Location: NHB 1.720

Thursday, September 08, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm
POPBIO SEMINAR - OPEN

Location: NHB 1.720

Thursday, September 15, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm
POPBIO SEMINAR - Dr. Julian Glos, Univeristy of Hamburg

Location: NHB 1.720

Thursday, September 22, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm
POPBIO SEMINAR - Kelly Weinersmith, Huxley Fellow Postdoc, Rice University

Location: NHB 1.720

Thursday, September 29, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm
POPBIO SEMINAR - Sally Potter, Australian National University
Australia harbours unique biodiversity as a result of isolation and the dramatic changes to biomes from the mid Miocene as a result of aridification. The increasing availability of large-scale genomic datasets offers the opportunity to better understand the evolutionary history of large radiations, particularly for non-model organisms. Here I discuss our use of a high-throughput sequencing approach and how it has helped us to infer divergence processes and responses to past climate of lizards across the Australian Monsoonal Tropics. Our results shed light on the spatial and temporal processes shaping current day diversity. In addition, they highlight both taxonomically cryptic diversity, as well as rampant introgression among species. I discuss our results across the speciation continuum, from weakly differentiated populations and their demographic histories, to deeply divergent phylogenetic trends across the Eugongylus group of skinks. The Eugongylus skinks provide a valuable model for exploring speciation dynamics within Australia, as it is a species-rich group that covers the entire continent allowing opportunity to explore many macroevolutionary questions.

I’ll also outline our new research collaboration with Mark Kirkpatrick which we are using Australian rock-wallabies as a model “non-model” to assess the relationship between chromosome rearrangements and speciation.

Location: NHB 1.720

October, 2016

Thursday, October 06, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm
POPBIO SEMINAR - Open

Location: NHB 1.720

Thursday, October 13, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm
POPBIO SEMINAR - Jason Sardell
ABSTRACT
Secondary contact has important consequences for the evolution of biodiversity, yet few examples of recent natural secondary contact have been studied, leaving much unknown about this key stage of the speciation process. In this seminar I will discuss an integrative study of two species of birds (Myzomela cardinalis and M. tristrami) that achieved secondary contact around the turn of the 20th-century. Genetic sequencing revealed patterns of asymmetric hybridization and introgression which provide insight into reproductive isolation. Behavioral experiments demonstrated that secondary contact has driven unusual patterns of biased aggression toward heterospecifics, and identify a potential adaptive role for signal introgression in this system. Similarly, rapid asymmetric character displacement in body size followed secondary contact, likely as a consequence of interference competition. Finally, a neo-sex chromosome is strongly associated with speciation and plumage divergence in Myzomela, supporting theories that genomic sex-linkage facilitates evolution of secondary sexual traits and speciation. Together, these findings provide novel insights into the processes by which phenotypic divergence evolves and is maintained in natural populations following secondary contact.

Location: NHB 1.720

Thursday, October 20, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm
POPBIO SEMINAR - Becky Chong

Location: NHB 1.720

Thursday, October 27, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm
POPBIO SEMINAR - Open

Location: NHB 1.720

November, 2016

Thursday, November 03, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm
POPBIO SEMINAR - Sofia Rodriguez Brenes

Location: NHB 1.720

Thursday, November 10, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm
POPBIO SEMINAR - Becca Tarvin

Location: MBB 1.210

Thursday, November 17, 2016 02:00pm - 03:00pm
IB FACULTY SEARCH SEMINAR- Dr. Rafael Maia, Columbia University

Location: NHB 1.720

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