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Recent Major Posts
- I receive funding to initiate the Wallace Darwin Project
- Scientific American “Tiny Plants” article provides a primer on the inter-relationship between ecological and evolutionary change
- Taking risks for the data
- Barash the gene accountant on that little economic driver called “reproduction”
- An amazing indictment of the academic publishing industry (in which most of us participate)
- For the next eight months, the future of my career is (mostly) out of my hands
- My review of “Origins of Altruism and Cooperation” is published in QRB
- US EPA’s EnviroAtlas project promises to give researchers, students new insights into the geography of ecosystem services
- Where to publish in ecology & evolution without funding for page charges
- My decision to make my course evaluations public
Recent Minor Posts
- Interesting numbers on the sustainability (or lack thereof) of the aviation industry
- If sloths endure costs to maintain closed-loop agricultural systems, why can’t we?
- Do we need to delete to keep the web sustainable?
- TurnUp seeks to turn excess art materials into treasure, not trash
- String Theory: should we care?
- Okay, I admit it: I am a bit of a Neanderthal
- Model evidence that third party punishment only makes sense in tight-knit groups
- How understanding social evolution might help treat cancer
- What happens when a landscape ecologist takes on urban ecology
- Sweet Fern Productions puts Alfred Russel Wallace to paper
Category Archives: Society for the Study of Evolution
I really enjoyed Evolution 2010. It was a very well-organized conference that came off without any hitches. Having been involved in the execution of Evolution 2006 at Stony Brook University, I understand how much work goes into making these meetings … Continue reading
Things always tend to thin out towards the end of a conference, but a bunch of us were up bright and early to kick off a special symposium “Moving towards a science of evolutionary prediction”. After some opening words by … Continue reading
Early in the morning there were no whole sessions that consistently peaked my interest, so I spent my morning bouncing between a variety of talks. Tomas Brodin gave an interesting talk entitled “Can environmental filtering of animal personalities promote speciation?”. … Continue reading
I began the second full day of talks at Evolution 2010 presiding over the only education session in the entire meeting, a session which also included my talk for the meeting. It is a bit surprising that our session, which … Continue reading
I spent the morning of the first full day of Evolution 2010 in a variety of talks, most of which were themed on sociality. Surprisingly, a great number of these talks tackled the difficult and controversial topic of group selection. … Continue reading