12 episodes

Three budding ecologists discuss new research across the ecological sciences, from genetic underpinnings to broad patterns. Topics include: behavioural ecology, population ecology, community ecology, evolution, and more!

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Three budding ecologists discuss new research across the ecological sciences, from genetic underpinnings to broad patterns. Topics include: behavioural ecology, population ecology, community ecology, evolution, and more!

    Genetic Variation and Mendel’s Laws

    Genetic Variation and Mendel’s Laws

    Episode 12 of the Ecology Everywhere Podcast. This week we’re talking about Mendel’s Laws and killer genes.

    Nunez, M.A.B., Nuckolls, N.L., Zanders, S.E. (2018) Genetic Villains: Killer Meiotic Drivers. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tig.2018.02.003

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    • 58 min
    Life History Strategies

    Life History Strategies

    Episode 11 of the Ecology Everywhere Podcast. This week we’re talking about life history strategies, domestication of dogs, and animal development.

    Geiger, M., Evin, A., Sanchez-Villagra, M.R., Gascho, D., Mainini, C., Zollikofer, C.P.E. (2017) Neomorphosis and heterochrony of skull shape in dog domestication. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-12582-2

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Where Do New Species Come From?

    Where Do New Species Come From?

    Episode 10 of the Ecology Everywhere Podcast. This week we’re talking about adaptive radiation and humans as a driver of speciation.

    Herrera, J.P. (2016) Testing the adaptive radiation hypothesis for the lemurs of Madagascar. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1098%2Frsos.161014

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    What is a Species?

    What is a Species?

    Episode 9 of the Ecology Podcast. This week we’re talking about how we define a species and how it impacts conservation.

    Zachos, F. E. (2014) Taxonomic inflation, the Phylogenetic Species Concept and lineages in the Tree of Life – a cautionary comment on species splitting. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12088

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Origin of Life

    Origin of Life

    Episode 8 of the Ecology Everywhere Podcast. This week we’re talking about how life originated, artificial life forms, what’s worth conserving, and the possibility of life on other planets.

    Glade, N., Bastien, O., Ballet, P. (2017) Diversity and survival of artificial lifeforms under sedimentation and random motion. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12064-017-0254-1

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    History of Evolution and Natural Selection

    History of Evolution and Natural Selection

    Episode 7 of the Ecology Everywhere Podcast. This week we’re talking about the history of evolutionary theory and the debate between natural selection and group selection.

    Traulsen, A., Nowak, M.A., (2006) Evolution of cooperation by multilevel selection. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0602530103

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    • 1 hr 24 min

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