#Evol2016: See you in Austin!

Downtown Austin, Texas. (Flickr: Norm Lanier)

Downtown Austin, Texas. (Flickr: Norm Lanier)

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 of Evolution — it’s also home base for our parent journal, Molecular Ecology, which will be holding its annual editorial meeting Friday, the day before regular conference sessions start. The Molecular Ecologist will be well-represented, with contributors presenting their work every day of the meeting — see the schedule below to find out what to prioritize and/or avoid. Many of us will also be joining the tweeted conference under #Evol2016; you can find our all handles in the sidebar, or follow that hashtag.
Finally, we’d like to invite readers to join us for a meet up during the afternoon coffee break on Monday, the 20th. (We’ll announce more specific details closer to, via Twitter.) It’ll be a chance to say hi and to thank you for your page-views — and we’ll hold a drawing for some TME swag.
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, 18 June

  • 0845, MR3 — Rob Denton, Quantifying genome theft and characterizing gene expression in unisexual Ambystoma salamanders
  • 1045, MR6B — Arun Sethuraman, Evidence and estimation of genome-wide linked selection and differential introgression in multiple species using mixture-model based isolation with migration (IM) analyses
  • 1400, MR9AB — Jeremy Yoder, Ecological genomics of parallel adaptation to climate in lodgepole pine and interior spruce

Sunday, 19 June

  • 1500, MR3 — Ethan Linck, hyRAD, Museum Genomics, and Phylogeography of a New Guinea Forest Kingfisher
  • 1745, Exhibit Hall 1 — Melissa DeBiasse, The effect of ocean acidification on the species interaction between a bioeroding sponge and a stony coral (poster no. 71)

Monday, 20 June

  • 0930, Ballroom B — Reid Brennan, Physiological and genomic adaptations to salinity in populations of killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus, following a marine to freshwater habitat shift
  • 1445, Ballroom B — Melissa DeBiasse, Intraspecific variation in phenotypic and transcriptomic plasticity in Tigriopus californicus in response to salinity stress
  • 1515, Ballroom B — Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, Life cycle, interrupted: the invasion of novel habitats uncouples haploid-diploid life cycles
  • 1745, Exhibit Hall 1 — Bryan McLean, Parallel ecomorphological evolution in ground-dwelling squirrels: Roles of phylogeny, allometry, and modularity (poster no. 4)

Tuesday, 21 June

  • 0915, MR8 — Katie Everson, Gene flow and species limits among Olympic, Vancouver Island, and hoary marmots: a 21-gene salute

About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy B. Yoder is an Associate 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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