Author Archives: Jeremy Yoder

About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy Yoder is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Minnesota. He also blogs at Denim and Tweed and Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!, and tweets under the handle @jbyoder.

We’re looking for a few (more) good molecular ecologists

The Molecular Ecologist has big plans for 2016, and we’re seeking new regular contributors to help make them reality. We seek contributors with expertise and experience in our core topic, the use of genetic data to understand the past and … Continue reading

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Workshop: Gene Conservation of Tree Species

From friend-of-the-blog Sean Hoban, an update about a workshop that should be of interest to molecular ecologists: A reminder, the deadline to submit abstracts for the “Gene Conservation of Tree Species – Banking on the Future” conference, to be held … Continue reading

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What’s the most replicated finding in population genetics?

DrugMonkey tells a tale of a specific finding in addiction research — that rats provided with an intravenous drip of cocaine solution will push a lever to self-administer the drug — which has been replicated countless times over the decades. … Continue reading

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Notes from Edmonton and #Botany2015

As noted previously, I broke with my usual habit and skipped the Evolution meetings this year. Instead, I attended Botany 2015, a joint meeting of multiple U.S. and Canadian plant-focused scholarly societies held in Edmonton, Alberta — I’d never been … Continue reading

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Dozens of talks from the Evolution 2015 meetings are on YouTube

If, like me, you didn’t make it to the 2015 Evolution meetings — maybe the logistics of a trip to Brazil were beyond your financial and/or temporal means — you can make up for it with the big cache of … Continue reading

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Bigger on the inside

Evolutionary biology is, fundamentally, the study of how populations of living things change over time. Different creatures live different lives, and at any given point in time they seem to do so relatively well, which poses a question: how do … Continue reading

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Harry Smith, the founder of Molecular Ecology, has died

We’ve received word that Harry Smith, the founder of Molecular Ecology, passed away yesterday. Smith had a prolific and well-regarded career studying the molecular basis of plants’ responses to their environments. In particular, he helped to demonstrate how plants perceive … Continue reading

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Week in review, 6 December 2014

It’s been a busy week at The Molecular Ecologist! Here’s a roundup of our latest posts: Melissa pointed out a study of compensatory evolution in yeast, in which natural selection found a way around the loss of many different genes. … Continue reading

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They’ll let anything through peer review these days

… where “they” are the hordes of bogus pay-to-publish journals that seem to be spamming every .edu email address (especially those connected to corresponding authors in real journals) with invitations to submit. Submission spam from the International Journal of Advanced … Continue reading

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New faces: Karen James

Recently we’ve been pleased to welcome a big group of new contributors to the blog. By way of introduction, I asked each of them to answer a few quick questions about him- or herself. —Jeremy Who are you? Where are … Continue reading

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