Howdy EEB community!
Hope everyone’s first week back to school is going well. We are going to start our behavior, ecology, and evolution reading (BEER) group back up again this Friday at 4:00 PM at O’Bannon’s on Northgate.
The BEER group is a graduate student-run social journal club that meets each week. In the past, we typically have one student sign up for a week of the semester to facilitate a discussion on a paper of their choosing. There is no particular theme other than it must be related to EEB. The BEER group is open to anyone and faculty members are highly encouraged to attend. Though the journal club name and location are beer-related, there is absolutely no pressure to imbibe.
I know many of the first year EEB students have a course that begins at 5 PM on Friday, so this first week will be purely a social and welcome back gathering. We’ll start our first paper discussion the following week. Hope to see everyone there!
From Steven Bovio…
This week we will resume our Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution Reading (BEER) group on Friday at 4PM at O’Bannon’s on Northgate. We will meet at this time and place weekly.
For those who haven’t had the opportunity to attend, the BEER group consists of students and faculty members affiliated with EEB. We meet once a week for a casual journal club. Each week, one student is responsible for picking and presenting a paper. There is no particular theme to this journal club or paper topics that can be chosen other than it must be EEB-related. I will present the first paper on one of my favorite topics – speciation. Find the article here.
This is a great opportunity to get to know other EEB members in a semi-academic/social environment. Hope to see everyone there!
… Friday, Oct 5. Zach Hancock will lead a discussion on codon biases and their evolutionary implications. Please join us at O’Bannon’s at 4pm. [Galtier et al 2018]
… Friday, Sept 7. This Friday at 4 pm we will meet at O’Bannon’s on Northgate to host our first journal club of the semester. At BEER (behavior, ecology, and evolution reading), students and faculty affiliated with the EEB program come together to review papers in the field of EEB. This is a great opportunity to interact with other members of the program and learn about cool science in fields that may or may not be related to your own.
This week Stephen Bovio will lead the first discussion. I chose this paper because identifying adaptations with genomic approaches is cool. Also, it’s a relatively short and easy read to get us started. [Sharma et al 2018]
From here on out we will communicate EEB journal club related information via the EEBISO listserv. If you are not a part of this listserv, you can register for it on https://listserv.tamu.edu/ by searching for EEBISO.