28 June 2010

#evol2010 day 2: In which sexes diverge and reptiles are disparate

ResearchBlogging.orgIn day two, Evolution 2010 is already feeling a mite overwhelming. I started the morning in the SSE symposium on speciation and the origin of dimorphism, then spent the rest of the day bouncing from talk to talk and preparing for my own presentation, which is tomorrow at 9:30. I'm going to bed early tonight, I think.

There's a new daily wrap-up podcast over at Evolution, Development, and Genomics, and, if you haven't been following the conference on Twitter, check hashtag #evol2010 or this list of twittering attendees I've compiled.

What's going on with snakes, anyway? Photo by Tambako the Jaguar.

Primary literature referenced

Bolnick, D. I. & Doebeli, M. (2003). Sexual dimorphism and adaptive speciation: Two sides of the same ecological coin. Evolution 57(11):2433-49 DOI: 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2003.tb01489.x.

Butler, M., & King, A. (2004). Phylogenetic comparative analysis: a modeling approach for adaptive evolution. The American Naturalist, 164 (6), 683-95 DOI: 10.1086/426002

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