Category Archives: Molecular Ecology views

Top three of 2015 – Rob Denton

We had a great 2015 at The Molecular Ecologist. The blog’s contributors provided more than 200 posts last year. Maybe you’ve read a few or maybe you’ve read them all. Either way, things are getting even better in 2016. As … Continue reading

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On false positives in Isolation with Migration analyses

The IM suite of tools (IM, IMa, IMa2, IMa2p, etc.) are used widely by molecular ecologists at large for the analyses and estimation of ancestral demography under an Isolation with Migration (IM) model. However, these tools come with fundamental assumptions … Continue reading

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Landscape genetics gets existential

I had a lot of ideas for future posts, but “landscape genetics” keeps pulling me back. Beyond the new methodology, reviews, and empirical findings, I suppose someone has to pump the brakes and get more existential. Rodney Dyer does just … Continue reading

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A few good molecular ecologists: six months and 116 posts later

My usual Wednesday spot on The Molecular Ecologist is primetime real estate: a lot of journal table-of-contents get sent out on Tuesday/Wednesday and whole slew of people are in the office looking at computer screens. This usually produces a nice readership on Wednesdays, … Continue reading

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Mike Sovic on what comes AftrRAD

We’ve recently been highlighting some discussions comparing different protocols for restriction site-associated DNA sequencing (RADseq). We’ve seen the pros and cons of multiple techniques, but what happens when you finally have thousands of shiny SNPs sitting on your hard drive? Multiple … Continue reading

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Totally RAD, Part 2

Edit (8/20/15): I used the wrong web address for Kimberly Andrews! Go check out her work here. Sorry Kim! Restriction site-associated DNA sequencing (RADseq) is quickly becoming the go-to methodology for collecting population genetic data, and the methodological difficulties of … Continue reading

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The big chief at Molecular Ecology Resources: Interviewing Shawn Narum

What are the most exciting parts of doing science? The first look at results? The sheen of your publication finally in print? That initial foray out into the field? What about the moment you figure out a way to make a … Continue reading

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Molecular ecology views: Metapopulation dynamics from lab flasks to tidal pools

Our co-blogger Peter Fields is joining the lab of Dieter Ebert at the University of Basel this fall, and he sent along these photos of the Ebert group’s long-term work on the metapopulation dynamics of parasite infection in Daphina water … Continue reading

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What we're reading: Well, actually, we were all at this conference …

As you may have noticed. But I did take a lot of nice photos, anyway. More thoughts on Evolution 2013 forthcoming. It was a great meeting!

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Molecular ecology views: It's a bird, it's a plane … it's a UAV

From the Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems (LASIG) – Landscape Genetics Group – at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Stephane Joost sends along his view of molecular ecology—from high altitude. Joost’s group applies geographic information systems (GIS) in … Continue reading

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