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.
Noah described how genetic pedigree reconstruction illuminates the social structure of hamadryas baboons.
Rob pointed out a cool new review of isolation-by-environment, the adaptationist cousin of isolation-by-distance.
Arun went in depth to explain some new data about the evolution of recombination in the recent ancestors of modern humans.
Stacy described methods for genetic detection of exotic gene flow from forest plantations into populations of native trees.

About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy B. Yoder is an Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University Northridge, studying the evolution and coevolution of interacting species, especially mutualists. He is a collaborator with the Joshua Tree Genome Project and the Queer in STEM study of LGBTQ experiences in scientific careers. He has written for the website of Scientific American, the LA Review of Books, the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Awl, and Slate.
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