Category Archives: Molecular Ecology, the journal

All in the family: hierarchical social and genetic structure in the Old World monkey Theropithecus gelada

Complex, multi-level animal societies have evolved convergently across many taxa but we know little about the mechanisms behind their formation and their associated fitness benefits. In their Molecular Ecology paper published online last week, Snyder-Mackler et al. addressed these questions … Continue reading

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The latest gadget for the molecular ecologist’s toolkit

Designing a sampling scheme to collect an organism of interest for a population genetic/genomic study can be fraught with difficulty. How best to sample? Randomly? Or, along a grid? How many individuals to sample? Thirty? Or, perhaps, the sample size … Continue reading

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Is genetics a requirement for restoration?

The fields of conservation and genetics have relied heavily on one another for quite a while now (they even made an aptly named journal together!). Using genetic information is now an accepted, and even expected, step in recognizing and protecting … Continue reading

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The Tortoise Time Warp

Recent advances in genetic data analysis continue to provide the ability to reveal some amazingly detailed (and previously unattainable) information about species’ evolutionary history. In this recent study from Molecular Ecology, Dr. Ryan Garrick and colleagues use a variety of … Continue reading

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Mol Ecol’s best reviewers 2014

As a continuation of our post from last year, Molecular Ecology is publishing a list of our very best referees from the last two years (2012 and 2013). Our hope is that the people listed below will put ‘Top Reviewer … Continue reading

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2012 Impact Factors – Mol Ecol does well, ME Resources blows the roof off

When ME Resources switched to publishing Primer Notes in a summary article back in 2009, I had a strong hunch that our 2012 Impact Factor could go up quite a bit – this is the first year that the IF … Continue reading

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Our first Genomic Resources Note

We recently laid out the guidelines for our new article type, Genomic Resources Notes. Since it’s a little hard to visualise what they should look like, we’ve made the first accepted GR Note available here. We think there are a lot of … Continue reading

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The MEC symposium Online Forum: October 24th

We had a great turnout for the Molecular Ecology symposium at the Joint Ottawa Evolution meeting in July, and it sounded like people found the talks and discussions really useful. The videos of all the talks and the accompanying slides … Continue reading

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Molecular Ecology Resources — now with PubMed indexing!

We just got the news that Molecular Ecology Resources will now be indexed by PubMed. This is great for our authors and a tribute to the quality submissions we are receiving!

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Molecular Ecology Cover Gallery

I’m delighted to say that a cover gallery is now available for Molecular Ecology on the Wiley Online Library site, so you all can see the great images we’ve been able to use. It currently covers 2010 and 2011, but … Continue reading

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