From 08-12 June 2020 we are excited to host a series of fascinating short online talks on a range of cutting edge evolutionary biology research topics, given by scientists who have published with Evolution Letters in the last 12 months.
Details of the talks and when they will be released can be found below. Video links will be added as the talks are released. To ensure as many people as possible can watch the talks, the videos will remain available after their designated release time – please feel free to come back and watch them at any time! We will post each talk as it is released via our Twitter account, and this will also provide an opportunity to ask the speakers any questions.
We hope you enjoy the exciting array of new evolutionary biology research we have on offer!
All times are in British Summer Time (BST) ( GMT+1)
Monday 08 June
1pm: Hollie Marshall / DNA methylation and gene expression changes between bumblebee workers
4pm: Jay Goldberg / Herbivore-mediated negative frequency-selection underlies a trichome dimorphism in nature
7pm: Julie Gauzere / Where is the optimum? Predicting the variation of selection along climatic gradients and the adaptive value of plasticity
Tuesday 09 June
1pm: Philip Madgwick / Evolution of strategic cooperation
4pm: Nora Mitchell / Correlates of hybridisation in plants
7pm: Amanda Pettersen / How does competition shape variation in metabolic rates?
Wednesday 10 June
No Talks – #ShutDownSTEM https://www.shutdownstem.com
Thursday 11 June
1pm: Renée Firman / Paternal sex allocation: a mechanism and an implication
4pm: Amir Yassin / Quantifying the extent of homoplasy in Drosophila
7pm: Louise Nørgaard / Infection in patchy populations: contrasting pathogen invasion success and dispersal at varying times since host colonization
Friday 12 June
1pm: Vlad Demartsev and Amiyaal Ilany / The “Law of Brevity” in animal communication: sex specific signalling optimisation is determined by call amplitude rather than duration
4pm: Julien Dutheil / The genomic determinants of adaptive evolution in a fungal pathogen
7pm: Carrie Wessinger / Adaptation to hummingbird pollination is associated with reduced diversification in Penstemon
Bonus talk: Brian Metzger / Compensatory trans-regulatory alleles in are common within Saccharomyces cerevisiae
The Evolution Letters Online Summer Talks were coordinated by MSc Science Communication student Emily Jones, in collaboration with Communications Editor Dr Nicola Hemmings. Thank you to all the authors that took part in the event.