Author Archives: Jeremy Yoder

About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy Yoder is an Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University, Northridge. He also blogs at Denim and Tweed, and tweets under the handle @jbyoder.

GEOME is putting genetic data in its place

Infrastructure to make genetic data widely available for research beyond its initial publication has been a theme of the genomics revolution, from GenBank to the Sequence Read Archive. For molecular ecologists, though, genetic data is only half of our field … Continue reading

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Join the Molecular Ecologist team in 2021!

The Molecular Ecologist is seeking two new regular contributors for 2021! Join us in blogging about “ecology, evolution, and everything in between.” Ideal candidates should have expertise and experience in our core topic, the use of genetic data to understand … Continue reading

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Hosts select symbionts for greater mutual benefit, an evolutionary experiment shows

Who’s in charge of a symbiotic mutualism? You might think the host organism, whose body is the venue for an exchange of nutrients or services with a microbial symbiont, is running the show, able to evict or punish symbionts that … Continue reading

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Take the Molecular Ecologist reader survey!

Following up on this being our tenth year of blogging operations, we thought it was past time to check in with you, our readers. To that end, we’ve put together a brief survey about how you read The Molecular Ecologist, … Continue reading

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Molecular Ecology and Molecular Ecology Resources are recruiting new Associate Editors

Molecular Ecology and Molecular Ecology Resources are looking for new Editorial Board members to join the journals as Associate Editors in the key subject areas below: Eco-immunology/emerging diseases/disease resistanceProteomics/protein evolutionComputer programs/statistical approachesEnvironmental DNA/metabarcoding Experience with genome assemblies would also be advantageous.   Nominations … Continue reading

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The Molecular Ecologist Podcast: What do you look for in a journal?

A new episode of The Molecular Ecologist Podcast is now out on Anchor.fm. In this episode, we turn to a question that every academic scientist has to answer at some point: How do you choose a scientific journal to receive your paper? Kelle … Continue reading

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A decade of The Molecular Ecologist

I recently took a look through the “Archives by month” drop-down in our right-hand sidebar and discovered that it goes all the way back to July 2010. Which means The Molecular Ecologist had its tenth anniversary this very month — specifically … Continue reading

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The Molecular Ecologist Podcast: Rivers and rabbit resistance

A new episode of The Molecular Ecologist Podcast is now out on Anchor.fm. In this episode, Sarah Shainker tells us about how population genetic structure works differently in river drainages; Kelle Freel recaps her reading on the history of rabbits and rabbit-killing viruses … Continue reading

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Shutting down our science in solidarity with the #Strike4BlackLives

We’re joining today’s Strike for Black Lives as part of ShutDownSTEM — taking the day away from our scientific work to study, plan, and act against racism and police violence in the places we live and research. It’s a good day … Continue reading

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Black lives matter — and what that means in ecology and evolutionary biology

We at the Molecular Ecologist affirm that Black lives matter. We join with, and ask our readers to join with, calls for an end to police violence and for justice on behalf of its victims, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, … Continue reading

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