About the Blog Author: Dr. Lila Fishman is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana-Missoula. Her research focuses on understanding natural plant variation through the lens of evolutionary genetics and genomics, mostly using monkeyflowers as a model system. Follow her research on adaptation, speciation, and selfish evolution (and related activities) via […]
Category: Presidential Symposium
Behind the Science: What happens when environments coevolve?
**This post is a part of the series on the 2020 AGA Presidential Symposium – Genes as Environment: Indirect Genetic Effects on Evolution, Agriculture, & Medicine** About the Blog Author: Dr. Michael J. Wade is an Distinguished Professor and evolutionary geneticist at the Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He studies the role of interactions, […]
The Interactant Covariance: Who interacts with whom?
**This post is a part of the series on the 2020 AGA Presidential Symposium – Genes as Environment: Indirect Genetic Effects on Evolution, Agriculture, & Medicine** About the Blog Author: The following is a brief commentary on Brodie et al. (2021) – Phenotypic Assortment Changes The Landscape Of Selection by University of Virginia […]
Contextualizing IGE: A Call For Empirical Studies
**This post is a part of the series on the 2020 AGA Presidential Symposium – Genes as Environment: Indirect Genetic Effects on Evolution, Agriculture, & Medicine** About the Blog Author: The following is a brief commentary on Baud et al. (2022) – Indirect Genetic Effects: A Cross-disciplinary Perspective on Empirical Studies by co-author […]
Symposium Snippets: A call to action, how is this realized?
About the Blog Author: Jacob Green (he/him) is a PhD student in the Puritz Lab of Marine Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Rhode Island. His undergrad degree in Molecular Biology is from California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) where he was Sally Casanova and UROC Scholar in the Logan Lab and applied transcriptomics […]
Symposium Snippets: a little insight into my favorite bits of the AGA2021
About the Blog Author: Emily Cavill is a PhD fellow in the Gilbert Research Group at the GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her PhD focuses on hologenomics in the context of applied conservation for the Seychelles Magpie Robins, while her research interests include many topics surrounding conservation of endangered species, mostly genomics but also encompassing […]
Symposium Snippets: Ms. Mason Goes to Snowbird: An Undergraduate’s First Symposium
About the Blog Author: Noelle Mason is an undergraduate at Colorado State University studying biology and conservation. She works with Dr. Kristen Ruegg’s lab researching relative telomere length in migratory yellow warblers. Noelle can be found on Twitter and Instagram. The American Genetics Association President’s Symposium this year focused on Conservation […]
A ‘Cen-sational’ Post
About the Blog Author: Stacy Krueger-Hadfield is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her lab investigates the evolutionary ecology of sex. Lab members can be found in the sea, in streams, or in the snow. When she’s not out in the field or pinning algae […]
Symposium Snippets: Your favorite conservation story
About the Blog Author: Dr. Jessica Judson is a postdoctoral researcher at Michigan State University working with Dr. Sarah Fitzpatrick. She recently received her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Iowa State University. She received her BS and MS in Biological Sciences from Mississippi State University. She is broadly interested in population genetics, including […]
From the field: Is this headache seasickness or just seaweed genetics?
About the Blog Author: Taylor Williams (she/her) is a Masters student in Dr. Heather Spalding’s lab at the College of Charleston. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Hawai`i, Mānoa where she earned a B.S. in Marine Biology and first became a scientific diver. Since then, she has become an avid scientific diver and […]