Author Archives: kimgilbert

About kimgilbert

Kim Gilbert is a PhD candidate in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, and can also be found on twitter @kj_gilbert.

How prevalent are non-overlapping generations?

Recently, the question of how prevalent in nature are truly non-overlapping generations has piqued my interest. There are many methodologies which make the assumption that generations are non-overlapping. Or in other cases, it is a simplification we may make to … Continue reading

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Want to share your code?

In this line of work, we have all encountered tasks that are tedious, time consuming, and repetitive.  (Or if not, maybe give it a bit more time.) When confronted with these situations, people tend to fall into one of two … Continue reading

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Evolution 2013 Recap

As we all slowly trickle back from the recent SSE meeting in Snowbird, we’ll each be posting our own thoughts and summaries of the conference. I personally had a fantastic time, met a lot of great people, and saw a … Continue reading

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CSEE Kelowna

For those of you who find yourselves in Kelowna, British Columbia this week, you are hopefully enjoying yourself at the annual Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) meeting!

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Into the Field

A great migration is soon upon us.  I’m not talking about wildebeest, caribou, bar-headed geese, sandhill cranes, or any other of these amazing migratory feats.

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Hitchhiking microbes

It is quite clear that humans play a major role in altering ecosystems today. Historic migration of human populations has been shown to have many interesting associated evolutionary consequences1,2. Worldwide travel makes it difficult to stop anything from going anywhere, … Continue reading

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In the holiday spirit

It’s that time of year again, where conifers across the globe are chopped down and taken into people’s homes or workplaces in celebration of Christmas. According to the IUFRO (International Organizations of Forest Organizations), over 80 million trees are consumed … Continue reading

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Making Maps with R

First off, thanks to Tim and Jeremy for the invitation to write a guest post here on using R to make maps! As a brief introduction, my name is Kim Gilbert, and I am a Ph.D. student at the University … Continue reading

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