My INTECOL slides

OK, final INTECOL broadcast: in case someone is interested, I have uploaded the talk I gave in London at slideshare. As said before, a preprint of the study is available on the arXiv. INTECOL13 Talk: Hartig et al.: Dynamic versus evolutionary stability – divergent insights from coexistence theory and evolutionary ecology from florianhartig

See you at INTECOL!

OK, I’m off to INTECOL, hope to see you there! I haven’t uploaded my slides, but I have put the preprint of the study I’ll be presenting on the arXiv. Hartig, F.; Münkemüller, T.; Johst, K. & Dieckmann, U. (under review) On the sympatric evolution of coexistence by relative nonlinearity of competition arXiv:1308.3114. If this…

Great ape genetic diversity and population history

Another step sorting out the evolutionary history of humans and other great apes, reported in Nature. For the study, 79 wild- and captive-born individuals representing all six great ape species and seven subspecies were sequenced. The results don’t seem particularly surprising We find extensive inbreeding in almost all wild populations, with eastern gorillas being the…

The fish that first walked on land …

is probably *TATA* – the lungfish. OK, I spoiled the surprise, but if you have any interest in evolution, you should still read this excellent paper on the evolution of the first tetrapods in tomorrow’s issue of Nature. It’s just amazing what the molecular biology colleagues are pulling out of full genome sequencing data in…