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EECG Embarkation: Reefscape genomics: Mapping hybridization and adaptation across the Caribbean coral reef slope

    About the Blog Author Dr. Jennifer Hoey is an evolutionary ecologist and NSF-OCE Postdoctoral Fellow in the Reefscape Genomics Lab at the California Academy of Sciences. She studies how marine organisms adapt to changing conditions by investigating the evolutionary processes that contribute to genomic and morphological patterns of variation in the sea. Follow […]


EECG Embarkation: How connected are oceanic islands? The trans-oceanic journeys of the island-hopping Hibiscus sect. Lilibiscus.

        About the author Brock Mashburn is a PhD Candidate at Washington University in St. Louis and the Missouri Botanical Garden, working in the labs of Dr. Christine Edwards and Dr. Ken Olsen. He is interested in applying genetic methods to practical conservation, as well as questions regarding speciation and biogeography.   […]


Behind the Science: Making the most of a cancelled field season

    About the author Julia Harenčár is an evolutionary biologist passionate about combining ecology with genomics to understand plants. She is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz in Dr. Kathleen Kay’s Plant Evolution lab.       The story behind our recent article is riddled with modern science clichés; […]


EECG Epilogue: Population genomics reveals a single introduction of the invasive white pine sawfly, Diprion similis.

      About the Blog Author: Jeremy is an evolutionary ecologist and NSF postdoctoral fellow working with Catherine Linnen at the University of Kentucky Department of Biology. He is broadly interested in adaptation, speciation, population genomics and chemical ecology of insects. Follow him on Twitter @flydrocarbon.         Biological introductions can be seen as “natural experiments” […]


From the field: Midway Atoll, from one battle to the next

  About the author: Taylor Williams (she/her) is a Ph.D. student in Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield’s Evolutionary Ecology lab at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. This blog post was written as a part of Dr. Krueger-Hadfield’s Fall 2022 Ecological Genetics course. Taylor received her B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa […]


Unlocking the Secrets of the Type D Killer Whale

    About the author Emma Luck is an Alaska-based marine scientist and science communicator with experience working with killer whales and other marine mammals in Alaska and Norway. She enjoys communicating with the public and uses her photos, illustrations, and background in biology to highlight research on marine mammals, particularly killer whales, through various […]


Tick, Tick…Mutation load?

    About the Blog Author: Jade Mellor (she/her) is a PhD student in Dr. Greer Dolby’s lab focusing on evolutionary and conservation genomics in desert gopher tortoises. Previously, she has completed a B.S. in Biology at the College of William & Mary, and an MS in Biology from Clemson University. She wrote this blog […]


Friend or Foe? Plant Tumors and the Bacteria Which Cause Them

    About the author: Regina Bedgood (she/her) earned her BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at UAB and is currently a PhD student in Dr. Karolina Mukhtar’s lab at UAB where she studies molecular plant biology. Specifically, she researches biotic and abiotic stress of plants using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model organism. In her […]


Annotating Multigene Families in Non-Model Organisms

      Andrew Legan is a postdoctoral researcher at the USDA-ARS and University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. He is a skilled science communicator and can be found on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and his personal website. Reach out to him on any of these platforms, or via email at andrew.w.legan[at]gmail[dot]com.         […]


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