The AGA President, Catherine Peichel, hosts this year's Symposium at beautiful IslandWood on Bainbridge Island, WA.
The meeting will bring together people working on both molecular and evolutionary aspects of chromosome evolution to stimulate exchange of ideas between scientists with different perspectives. The meeting will start with a reception on the evening of August 17, followed by two full days of talks, and conclude with breakfast on the morning of August 20. Mark Kirkpatrick will present the Key Distinguished Lecture on the theory surrounding chromosome evolution.
Shared housing, shared meals, and sharing ideas!
7 grad students and postdocs have received awards to help them complete genomics projects
The AGA grants awards each year to members to support special events that further the purposes of the Association, particularly to encourage student participation. Eligible events include specialized workshops, short courses in some aspect of organismal genetics, and meetings in areas of great current interest, but any event that would advance the purpose of the Association is eligible for support.
For the first time, The Australian white whale Migaloo has been seen in NZ waters. Migaloo has a tyrosinase gene mutation, as described in Journal of Heredity here: http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/103/1/130.short
This article is freely available to read and download.
Further debate from experts on wolves in Southeastern Alaska and Mexico. TODAY in Journal of Heredity
Why are previously isolated little blue penguin colonies now mixing it up?
In this issue: Problems and Cautions With Sequence Mismatch Analysis and Bayesian Skyline Plots to Infer Historical Demography. Invited Review from Stewart Grant. Coupling population history with climate change is essential for constructing evolutionary and biogeographic scenarios that illuminate the mechanisms shaping species’ diversity.
But molecular clocks calibrated with phylogenetic divergences can overestimate the timings of population-level events. Overestimates disconnect historical population reconstructions from climatic history and confound our understanding of the factors influencing genetic variability.
The newly published article by international authors including our Review Editor, Steve O'Brien, is freely available to read and download from Journal of Heredity.
July 26 to 31, 2015: 8th International Conference on Stickleback Behavior and Evolution
FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Pop Quiz: what creatures make up more than 70% of the approximately 1.9 million described species on earth and have long served as model organisms in many areas of biology? If you guessed invertebrates, you’re right!
Besides your subscription to the Journal of Heredity, the Association hosts a yearly symposium, and provides special awards towards programs and education.