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Naturalist Selections showcases graduate student and postdoc authored work in The American Naturalist, a premier peer-reviewed journal for ecology, evolution, and animal behavior research. Catch up on exciting new papers you may have missed from the journal, and meet some truly brilliant early career naturalists!

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Naturalist Selections showcases graduate student and postdoc authored work in The American Naturalist, a premier peer-reviewed journal for ecology, evolution, and animal behavior research. Catch up on exciting new papers you may have missed from the journal, and meet some truly brilliant early career naturalists!

    NS – Lisandro Milocco – evolutionary development warps our expectations for the evolution of G matrices and the phenotypes they produce

    NS – Lisandro Milocco – evolutionary development warps our expectations for the evolution of G matrices and the phenotypes they produce

    *Featured image photo credit: Lisandro Milocco In this episode, Lisandro Milocco (PhD candidate, advised by Dr. Isaac Salazar-Ciudad) shares insights from his new paper, Milocco and Salazar-Ciudad 2022: ‘Evolution of the G matrix under nonlinear genotype-phenotype maps.’ We discuss how Lisandro likes to think about genotype-phenotype maps, how genes control complex developmental processes such as the … Continue reading NS – Lisandro Milocco – evolutionary development warps our expectations for the evolution of G matrices and the phenotypes they produce

    • 25 min
    NS – Laura Bizzarri – genetic analyses revise a classic story of sexual selection-driven specialization in tropical hummingbird flower mites

    NS – Laura Bizzarri – genetic analyses revise a classic story of sexual selection-driven specialization in tropical hummingbird flower mites

    *Featured image photo credit: Laura Bizzarri In this episode, Laura Bizzarri (PhD candidate, Garcia-Robledo lab) chats with us about her new paper, Bizzarri et al. 2022: ‘DNA Barcoding Reveals Generalization and Host Overlap in Hummingbird Flower Mites: Implications for the Mating Rendezvous Hypothesis.’ We talk about her meticulous fieldwork studying these tiny hummingbirds transporting even tinier … Continue reading NS – Laura Bizzarri – genetic analyses revise a classic story of sexual selection-driven specialization in tropical hummingbird flower mites

    • 22 min
    NS – Zach Wood – non-congruence of evolutionary and plastic response to predators in introduced mosquitofish

    NS – Zach Wood – non-congruence of evolutionary and plastic response to predators in introduced mosquitofish

    NATURALIST SELECTIONS IS AN INTERVIEW SERIES PRODUCED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NATURALISTS GRADUATE COUNCIL. WE SHOWCASE GRADUATE STUDENT AND POSTDOC AUTHORED WORK IN THE AMERICAN NATURALIST, A PREMIER PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL FOR ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH. CATCH UP ON EXCITING NEW PAPERS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED FROM THE JOURNAL, AND MEET SOME TRULY BRILLIANT … Continue reading NS – Zach Wood – non-congruence of evolutionary and plastic response to predators in introduced mosquitofish

    • 23 min
    NS – Claire Teitelbaum – host habitat specialization affects pathogen transmission on the rural-urban landscape continuum

    NS – Claire Teitelbaum – host habitat specialization affects pathogen transmission on the rural-urban landscape continuum

    NATURALIST SELECTIONS IS AN INTERVIEW SERIES PRODUCED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NATURALISTS GRADUATE COUNCIL. WE SHOWCASE GRADUATE STUDENT AND POSTDOC AUTHORED WORK IN THE AMERICAN NATURALIST, A PREMIER PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL FOR ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH. CATCH UP ON EXCITING NEW PAPERS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED FROM THE JOURNAL, AND MEET SOME TRULY BRILLIANT … Continue reading NS – Claire Teitelbaum – host habitat specialization affects pathogen transmission on the rural-urban landscape continuum

    • 21 min
    NS – Marshall McMunn – predicted climate change-driven activity shifts in ant species with varying thermal ecologies

    NS – Marshall McMunn – predicted climate change-driven activity shifts in ant species with varying thermal ecologies

    NATURALIST SELECTIONS IS AN INTERVIEW SERIES PRODUCED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NATURALISTS GRADUATE COUNCIL. WE SHOWCASE GRADUATE STUDENT AND POSTDOC AUTHORED WORK IN THE AMERICAN NATURALIST, A PREMIER PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL FOR ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND ANIMAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH. CATCH UP ON EXCITING NEW PAPERS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED FROM THE JOURNAL, AND MEET SOME TRULY BRILLIANT … Continue reading NS – Marshall McMunn – predicted climate change-driven activity shifts in ant species with varying thermal ecologies

    • 22 min
    NS – Bagchi et al. 2022 – behavioral compensation for toxic effects of crowding in flour beetles

    NS – Bagchi et al. 2022 – behavioral compensation for toxic effects of crowding in flour beetles

    Naturalist Selections is an interview series produced by the American Society of Naturalists Graduate Council. We showcase graduate student and postdoc authored work in The American Naturalist, a premier peer-reviewed journal for ecology, evolution, and animal behavior research. Catch up on exciting new papers you may have missed from the journal, and meet some truly … Continue reading NS – Bagchi et al. 2022 – behavioral compensation for toxic effects of crowding in flour beetles

    • 24 min

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