Author Archives: Jeremy Yoder

About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy Yoder is an Assistant Professor of Biology at California State University, Northridge. He also blogs at Denim and Tweed, and tweets under the handle @jbyoder.

A decade of The Molecular Ecologist

I recently took a look through the “Archives by month” drop-down in our right-hand sidebar and discovered that it goes all the way back to July 2010. Which means The Molecular Ecologist had its tenth anniversary this very month — specifically … Continue reading

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The Molecular Ecologist Podcast: Rivers and rabbit resistance

A new episode of The Molecular Ecologist Podcast is now out on Anchor.fm. In this episode, Sarah Shainker tells us about how population genetic structure works differently in river drainages; Kelle Freel recaps her reading on the history of rabbits and rabbit-killing viruses … Continue reading

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Shutting down our science in solidarity with the #Strike4BlackLives

We’re joining today’s Strike for Black Lives as part of ShutDownSTEM — taking the day away from our scientific work to study, plan, and act against racism and police violence in the places we live and research. It’s a good day … Continue reading

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Black lives matter — and what that means in ecology and evolutionary biology

We at the Molecular Ecologist affirm that Black lives matter. We join with, and ask our readers to join with, calls for an end to police violence and for justice on behalf of its victims, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, … Continue reading

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The miraculous biodiversity bubbling in your sourdough starter

I made it through four weeks of Los Angeles’ COVID-19 shelter in place order before I climbed aboard the isolation sourdough bandwagon. It took more effort than expected just to stay on. I followed a protocol provided on the King … Continue reading

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The Molecular Ecologist Podcast: Color me viral edition

A new episode of The Molecular Ecologist Podcast is now out on Anchor.fm. In this episode, Patrícia Chrzanová Pečnerová discusses resources for using color to make scientific figures clear and appealing; Stacy Krueger-Hadfield tells us about the complex considerations surrounding tracking and controlling … Continue reading

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Victoria Sork awarded the 2020 Molecular Ecology Prize

The Molecular Ecology Prize Committee has announced the 2020 recipient of the award, which recognizes an outstanding scientist who has made significant contributions to the still-young field of molecular ecology: We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Molecular Ecology … Continue reading

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The Molecular Ecologist Podcast: A #NewPI chat about teaching, both before and after COVID

A new episode of The Molecular Ecologist Podcast is now out on Anchor.fm. On this episode, we’re taking our NewPI Chat conversations among early-career faculty to the podcast format. In this chat, Rob Denton, Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, and Jeremy Yoder discuss … Continue reading

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The Molecular Ecologist Podcast: #StudentSciComm, diversity within an algae bloom, the origins of a vital mutualism, and population genetics in continuous space

A new episode of The Molecular Ecologist Podcast is now out on Anchor.fm. The Molecular Ecologist Podcast made it to a second episode! Thanks for listening to our first one, and for all the positive comments. In addition to our “home” … Continue reading

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For population genetics, continuous space might be the final frontier

My first exposure to this issue was probably reading Whitlock and McCauley’s 1999 review of the tricky relationship between pairwise genetic differentiation and actual migration rates. Classic theory by none other than Sewall Wright related the differentiation index FST to … Continue reading

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