Journal Club meets every Friday at 4 pm at O’Bannon’s in Northgate to discuss the wonders of science.
… Friday, November 10, we are going to be discussing poison frogs and poison resistance. Come to our dear EEB Journal Club and learn about the evolution and functionality of poison frog resistance to their own poison. David Saenz will walk us through any questions we may have. [Tarvin et al 2017]
… Friday, November 3, Luke Bower will be leading the discussion on an article about “Trophic divergence despite morphological convergence” between snakes from Australia and North America. Should be interesting! See you at O’Bannon’s at 4pm! [Grundler & Rabosky 2014]
… Friday, October 27, our own EEB student organization president Alyson Brokaw will be leading a discussion about bat-pitcher plant mutualism. Happy Bat Week! See you all this Friday at O’Bannon’s at 4pm. Feel free to extend the invitation to other students. [Schoner et al 2017]
… Friday, October 20, we’ll be reading about invertebrate invasions. The deep thinker and meticulous Zachary Hancock will be leading the discussion. See you at O’Bannon’s at 4:00. Bring your jackets because the weather is finally cooling down. [Reise et al 2017]
… Friday, October 13, new EEB student Amanda Beckman will be guiding us in this week’s journal club. Please read this article about the importance of social bonds in baboons and let’s make Amanda’s debut a wonderful, enlightening and fruitful discussion. [McFarland et al 2017]
… Friday, October 6, Gaston Jofre will be leading us through a promising comparative genomic discussion between humans and honey bees, that can possibly help us understand the conservation of autism-related genes. Super interesting! Join us. [Shpliger et al 2017]
… Friday, Sept 22 we’ll be discussing an interesting article about the behavioral mechanisms involved in hybridizing flies. Daniel Powell we’ll be leading the discussion. [Giesen et al 2017]
… Friday, Sept 15th we’ll be talking about sperm storage in guppies. Our sperm expert R.S. Bovio will be leading the discussion. Please extend this invitation to other student/staff/faculty who might be interested in EEB. [Devigili et al 2016]
This Friday April 21 we are going to be discussing “A mechanism of extreme growth and reliable signaling in sexually selected ornaments and weapons” by Emlen et al 2012 that made it all the way to Science Magazine. David Saenz is going to lead the discussion. [PDF]
Friday April 7, Zach is going to walk us through how humans recreational use of beaches can be disadvantageous to the threatened hooded plovers. Schlacher et al analyze the negative effects of trampling. [PDF]
Finally our dear Journal Club is back!
This Friday, March 31st at 4 pm, we’ll be widening our knowledge on how the field of animal personality provides new insights to behavioral ecology. Our very own president Alyson will be leading the discussion.
Please join us at O’Bannon’s at 4 on Friday, 2/3/17 for the second EEB Journal Club meeting of the semester. We will be discussing:
“Divergent natural selection promotes immigrant inviability at early and late stages of evolutionary divergence” (Authors Ingley and Johnson) [Wiley Online]
The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Interdisciplinary Student Organization (EEBISO) facilitates the formation of these connections by providing a relaxed setting for students to stay abreast of our ever changing field(s), socialize with students from a vast array of departments and research backgrounds, and have fun and make lasting friendships and collaborations in the process. Below is a list of some of the events the EEBISO hosts—all are student run, with the goal of fostering leadership and community within the graduate students participating in EEB.
If you want to get on the EEBISO (student organization) listserv, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with SUBSCRIBE eebiso FirstName LastName in the body of the message.
Weekly Journal Club
Every week, EEBISO students meet up to discuss a journal article that is ecology or evolutionary biology-themed. This serves as a way for students to learn about cutting-edge research across our wide disciplines. See the journal club schedule at the top of this page.
Monthly Shop Talks
The first week of every month, in-lieu of journal club, students may present talks in progress, a discussion about a new lab methodology they’re trying, photos from a recent field expedition, or data they’re trouble shooting to their peers for help and feedback. Pizza is often provided!
Weekly Happy Hours
EEB students and faculty at A&M know that relaxing after a long week in the lab is important for mental and emotional health—and many take part in this informal happy hour event held at Northgate (just north of campus) to relax and catch up with colleagues.
Fall EEBISO-hosted Picnic and Spring Crawfish Boil
Every semester, EEBISO officers and volunteers put together these often huge and always fun social gatherings. In fall, activities include eating great food catered from local businesses and a pre-Halloween/science themed costume contest. Our crawfish boil takes advantage of the spring crawfish harvest and is one of our most popular events.
In addition to the activities listed above, EEBISO members also play intramural soccer, go on camping adventures together, and often assist with other EEB sponsored activities, such as the Ecological Integration Symposium (EIS), which happens every spring.
For more information about Journal Club or EEBISO, contact Alyson Brokaw.