Category Archives: community

Returning to Asilomar

Asilomar Conference Grounds is a beautiful, peculiar place. Built in the early decades of the 20th Century as a “leadership camp” for the Young Women’s Christian Association, it’s a collection of warmly beautiful Arts and Crafts buildings nestled among Monterey … Continue reading

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Falling through the gap

There is a hole. Right at the top of our science. In the introductions to our peer-reviewed papers, where we should explain the need for the new research results we are about to present, there is more and more often … Continue reading

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2022 Molecular Ecology Prize goes to Kerstin Johannesson, for building big science to study a tiny marine snail

The Molecular Ecology Prize Committee has announced the 2022 recipient of the award, which recognizes an outstanding scientist who has made significant contributions to the still-young field of molecular ecology: The Molecular Ecology Prize Committee is pleased to announce that … Continue reading

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2022 Harry Smith Prize awarded to Arne Jacobs, for revealing the role of alternative splicing in parallel evolution

This year’s Harry Smith Prize, which recognizes the best paper published in the field of molecular ecology by an early career scholar, has been awarded to Arne Jacobs at the University of Glasgow. Jacobs led the 2021 paper “Alternative splicing … Continue reading

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Nominations open for the 2022 Molecular Ecology Prize

From the Molecular Ecology Prize Committee: We are soliciting nominations for the annual Molecular Ecology Prize. The field of molecular ecology is young and inherently interdisciplinary. As a consequence, research in molecular ecology is not currently represented by a single … Continue reading

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Nominations open for the 2022 Harry Smith Prize, recognizing early career research published in Molecular Ecology

The editorial board of the journal Molecular Ecology is seeking nominations for the Harry Smith Prize, which recognizes the best paper published in Molecular Ecology in the previous year by graduate students or early career scholars with no more than five years … Continue reading

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By association

Update, February 1, 2022: Less than a week after I published this post, Stacy Farina — an evolutionary biologist at Howard University — and her husband Matthew Gibbons published an extensive look through E. O. Wilson’s correspondence with, and active … Continue reading

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Molecular Ecology and Molecular Ecology Resources are recruiting new Associate Editors

Molecular Ecology and Molecular Ecology Resources are looking for new Editorial Board members to join the journals as Associate Editors in the key subject areas below: Broad genomic resources including genome assembly. Experience with plant genomes would be advantageous Microbial ecology/community ecology Microbiome … Continue reading

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2021 Harry Smith Prize awarded to Yann Dorant, for considering CNVs in the lobster

The Harry Smith Prize, which recognizes the best paper published in Molecular Ecology by an early career scholar within a given year, has been awarded to Yann Dorant at the Université Laval in Québec. Dorant led the 2020 paper “Copy … Continue reading

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The 2021 Molecular Ecology Prize goes to Fuwen Wei, for pioneering panda genomics

The Molecular Ecology Prize Committee has announced the 2021 recipient of the award, which recognizes an outstanding scientist who has made significant contributions to the still-young field of molecular ecology: The Molecular Ecology Prize Committee is pleased to announce that … Continue reading

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