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EECG Embarkation: Pairing Behaviour and Genetics to Uncover the Secret Social Lives of Lizards

**The AGA grants EECG Research Awards each year to graduate and post-doctoral researchers who are at a critical point in their research, where additional funds would allow them to conclude their research project and prepare it for publication. EECG awardees also get the opportunity to hone their science communication and write three posts over their […]

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EECG Embarkation: High country viruses: landscape genomics and plant virus diversity in the Rocky Mountains

**The AGA grants EECG Research Awards each year to graduate and post-doctoral researchers who are at a critical point in their research, where additional funds would allow them to conclude their research project and prepare it for publication. EECG awardees also get the opportunity to hone their science communication and write three posts over their […]

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EECG Embarkation: The right pace of life: Understanding genomic underpinnings of life-history variation

**The AGA grants EECG Research Awards each year to graduate and post-doctoral researchers who are at a critical point in their research, where additional funds would allow them to conclude their research project and prepare it for publication. EECG awardees also get the opportunity to hone their science communication and write three posts over their […]

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EECG Embarkation: Going back in time—using population genomics to investigate demographics of a host shift in an invasive insect

**The AGA grants EECG Research Awards each year to graduate and post-doctoral researchers who are at a critical point in their research, where additional funds would allow them to conclude their research project and prepare it for publication. EECG awardees also get the opportunity to hone their science communication and write three posts over their […]

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No Hair Dye? No Problem: How CRISPER/Cas 9 alters fur color

About the author: Dominique Weddle wrote this post as a part Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield’s Evolutionary Biology course at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an undergraduate student enrolled in the Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program pursuing a degree in Biology.  She is currently in the Harris Lab examining the effects of the RT175 drug on hair greying […]

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Sex ratios have become a hot topic– we need to better understand how rising temperatures are skewing them

    About the Author: Dr. Bonnie Derne (@b_derne) recently completed a PhD within the Lab of Evolutionary Genetics and Sociality at Flinders University, South Australia. She used genetic markers to track parasite dynamics during the experimental translocation of an endangered skink, and is generally interested by parasite ecology, conservation biology and the ways in […]

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Behind the science: Looking for the population genetic signatures of variable clonality across an environmental gradient

About the author: Will H. Ryan is a postdoc currently working in the Krueger-Hadfield Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on the evolutionary ecology of marine organisms with complex life cycles. In order to better understand mechanisms driving local adaptation and life cycle diversity, he studies how environmental variation interacts with genetic and plastic […]

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Mayflies and the origin of parthenogenesis

**This post is a part of the series on the 2019 AGA Presidential Symposium – Sex and Asex: the genetics of complex life cycles**     About the author: Frank Stearns is an Adjunct Professor teaching Genetics and a writing course on Science Communication. He is interested in adaptation and speciation genetics and in the history […]

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