The Molecular Ecologist
About A multi-authored blog associated with the journal Molecular Ecology Resources and Molecular Ecology. This blog discusses the latest papers and trends in the field with an aim to provide comprehensive, searchable list of computer programs and other code (e.g. R packages) useful for analysing genetic data. The Molecular Ecologist is a site where novel lab methods and analysis can be posted and discussed.
The Molecular Ecologist's Latest Posts
One of the most obvious and important applications of evolutionary genetics is in figuring out whether natural biological communities are going to be able to adapt to global climate change. The projected rate of climate change over then next century … Continue reading →
What we’re reading: Stick insects, Gulf of Mexico oysters, and how many peer reviewers it takes to change a lightbulb joke?
In the journals Comeault, A. a., V. Soria-Carrasco, Z. Gompert, T. E. Farkas, C. A. Buerkle, T. L. Parchman, and P. Nosil. 2014. Genome-wide association mapping of phenotypic traits subject to a range of intensities of natural selection in Timema … Continue reading →
The following guest post by Ethan Jewett is cross-posted from the is cross-posted from the CEHG blog at Stanford. Enjoy! The degree to which similarities and differences among species are the result of natural selection, rather than genetic drift, is … Continue reading →
What we’re reading: Polygenic mutation-selection balance, demographics of invading mice, and the U.S. consensus on climate change
In the journals de Vladar HP, N Barton. 2014. Stability and response of polygenic traits to stabilizing selection and mutation. Genetics. doi: 10.1534/genetics.113.159111. The interplay between stabilizing selection and mutation leads to a sharp transition: alleles with effects smaller than … Continue reading →
Last week I posted the results from a brief survey of our readers, asking whether they usually sign their peer reviews. In that small sample of evolutionary ecologists, the overwhelming majority said they review anonymously, though many participants seem to … Continue reading →
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