Category Archives: community

A Comparative View of Comparative Phylogeography

A recent issue of PNAS includes papers from a Sackler Colloquium on comparative phylogeography. As stated by the organizers, a major purpose of that gathering “was to bring together leading scientists to address the current state of phylogeography as the … Continue reading

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The Fourth Reviewer: Pre-print reviews, parental monikers, and points for student participation

Tim Vines is an evolutionary ecologist who found his calling in the process of peer review. He was Managing Editor of Molecular Ecology from 2008 to 2015, launched The Molecular Ecologist in 2010, and he’s now the founder and Managing Editor of Axios Review. Here, Tim … Continue reading

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#Evol2016: See you in Austin!

We’re a few days out from Evolution 2016, the biggest conference of a North American evolutionary biologist’s year. It’s the joint annual meeting of the American Society of Naturalists, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the Society for the Study … Continue reading

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Personal narrative of a journey from zoos to academia

Back in February, the South Carolina Aquarium and The Center for Humans and Nature hosted the finale in the Holland Lifelong Learning series of “Why do zoos and aquariums matter?” in Charleston. I’ll admit, at first, the main reason I … Continue reading

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Genomes on the beach: The International Conference on Polyploidy, Hybridization, and Biodiversity

I’ve spent the last week in Rovinj, Croatia at the International Conference on Polyploidy, Hybridization, and Biodiversity. I’ve been thinking (and writing) a great deal about polyploidy recently, and this meeting was certainly the impetus for much, much more of … Continue reading

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The Fourth Reviewer: What problem is open peer review trying to solve?

Tim Vines is an evolutionary ecologist who found his calling in the process of peer review. He was Managing Editor of Molecular Ecology from 2008 to 2015, launched The Molecular Ecologist in 2010, and is the founder and Managing Editor of Axios Review. Here, Tim is … Continue reading

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The Fourth Reviewer: More suggestions about suggesting reviewers

Tim Vines is an evolutionary ecologist who found his calling in the process of peer review. He was Managing Editor of Molecular Ecology from 2008 to 2015, launched The Molecular Ecologist in 2010, and is the founder and Managing Editor … Continue reading

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