Episode 12: Genetic Variation and Mendel’s Laws

Episode 12 of the Ecology Everywhere Podcast. This week we’re talking about Mendel’s Laws and killer genes.

Nunez, M.A.B., Nuckolls, N.L., Zanders, S.E. (2018) Genetic Villains: Killer Meiotic Drivers. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tig.2018.02.003

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Episode 11: Life History Strategies

Episode 11 of the Ecology Everywhere Podcast. This week we’re talking about life history strategies, domestication of dogs, and animal development.

Geiger, M., Evin, A., Sanchez-Villagra, M.R., Gascho, D., Mainini, C., Zollikofer, C.P.E. (2017) Neomorphosis and heterochrony of skull shape in dog domestication. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-12582-2

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Episode 10: Where Do New Species Come From?

Episode 10 of the Ecology Everywhere Podcast. This week we’re talking about adaptive radiation and humans as a driver of speciation.

Herrera, J.P. (2016) Testing the adaptive radiation hypothesis for the lemurs of Madagascar. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1098%2Frsos.161014

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Episode 9: What is a Species?

Episode 9 of the Ecology Podcast. This week we’re talking about how we define a species and how it impacts conservation.

Zachos, F. E. (2014) Taxonomic inflation, the Phylogenetic Species Concept and lineages in the Tree of Life – a cautionary comment on species splitting. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12088

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Episode 8: Origin of Life

Episode 8 of the Ecology Podcast. This week we’re talking about how life originated, artificial life forms, what’s worth conserving, and the possibility of life on other planets.

Glade, N., Bastien, O., Ballet, P. (2017) Diversity and survival of artificial lifeforms under sedimentation and random motion. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12064-017-0254-1

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Episode 7: History of Evolution and Natural Selection

Episode 7 of the Ecology Podcast. This week we’re talking about the history of evolutionary theory and the debate between natural selection and group selection.

Traulsen, A., Nowak, M.A., (2006) Evolution of cooperation by multilevel selection. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0602530103

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Episode 6: Natural Selection

Episode 6 of the Ecology Podcast. This week we’re talking about natural selection, managing forest fires, and selection on humans.

Pausas, J.G. (2015) Evolutionary fire ecology: lessons learned from pines. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2015.03.001

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Episode 5: Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling

Episode 5 of the Ecology Podcast. This week we’re talking about decomposition and nutrient cycling, how we define “natural,” and impacts on biodiversity.

Mlambo, M.C., Paavola, R., Fritze, H., Louhi, P., Muotka, T. (2019) Leaf litter decomposition and decomposer communities in streams affected by intensive forest biomass removal. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X19300512

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Episode 4: Energetics and Ecological Productivity

Episode 4 of the Ecology Podcast. This week we’re talking about biological productivity, plagiarism in science, and the target audience of research.

Ma, Z., Chen, Y.H., Kumar, P., Gao, B., (2019) Species mixture increases production partitioning to belowground in a natural boreal forest. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112718314282


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Episode 3: Organisms and their Environment

Episode 3 of the Ecology Podcast. This week we’re talking about organism adaptations to the environment, statistical significance, and making decisions in research.

Delić, T., Trontelj, P., Zakšek, V., Fišer, C. (2015) Biotic and abiotic determinants of appendage length evolution in a cave amphipod. https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jzo.12318


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