. . . Friday, October 25. This week, Gaston Jofre will present a paper that proposes word choice is guided by positive frequency-dependent selection – a bias that makes speakers disproportionately likely to use the words that most others use. Come join the discussion at O’Bannon’s at 4PM on Friday. Hope to see everyone there! [Page et al 2018]
. . . Friday, October 11. Join us on Friday at 4PM at O’Bannon’s to discuss sex-specific parasite effects in birds. Erin Nguyen will lead the discussion. [Hicks et al 2019]
Friday, March 9 David Saenz will enlighten us about knife fish and their fascinating communication methods. Apparently geographical variation in their electric signal is being ruled by drift rather than some other source of selection. See you at O’Bannon’s. [Picq et al 2016]
Sadly, we are approaching our last Journal Club of the year. Last week’s leaderless dynamic worked really nice so we are going to repeat it again this Friday when we explore the story of Brownian walk. Grab the article and meet us at O’Bannon’s 4 pm.