This is the paper for Tuesday, see you at 2:30.
Gatesy & Springer, 2014
This is a hot topic at the moment, Gatesy and Springer have published a few shorter papers (in PNAS, in TREE and in Science) discussing the implications of the coalescent approach on a couple of empirical problems such as the origin of land plants and the mammalian diversification, this week's paper is their most detailed criticism.
After all the chaos caused by the pre-moving, the moving and the post-moving, we are finally back in business with our journal club. We will meet at 2:15 for lab meeting and the journal club starts at 2:30-3:30 in room 1061.
We will be reading a review by Brian Carstens et al. about quantitative approaches for species delimitation; most of these methods are fairly recent and seem to be gaining popularity. We will learn what are these methods all about and will gain insight into a few case studies that used them.
Carstens et al. 2013
Just one paper this time, this review should be enough to chew on for this week.
Simonsen et al., 2012
Note: From now on I'll be posting the readings for the journal club here, this should reduce emails for all of us. The pdfs will be available only for a week in advance of the meeting, time after which the links will be disabled.
For this week: continuing the discussion on barcoding these are the readings.
Hebert et al., 2004
An interesting discussion is taking place in TREE. It is refreshing to see that these subjects being debated.
Science has always find a way to be self-critical, and although not always these reflexions lead towards a collective progress, having the debate, participating and acknowledge it, it is to me, responsible enough.
Beyond the question of what kind of scientific life we want though, there is the question of what kind of contributions are we making? Where is this new way of doing science taking us? Arnqvist's "Editorial rejects? Novelty, schnovelty!" is also spot on. Food for thought.
Welcome! 2b4 Lunch (as in, two papers before lunch) is the name of the journal club we hold once a week @ the Haynes House; each week we discuss two papers on subjects relevant to the ongoing research in the lab in an informal setting. If you want to participate, just read the papers and show up.