Tag Archives: Biological Evolution

Tortoises, hares, and topography: how fitness landscape structure affects the speed of adaptation

Hello fellow BEACONites and interested members of the public, I’m Josh Nahum, a postdoctoral fellow, who was at the University of Washington during the early years of the Beacon Center, but now I’m doing research at Michigan State University (more … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Listening to the hyenas

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Kenna Lehmann. Have you ever seen a group of hyenas take down a zebra? Or fight off a pride of lions? Ok, probably not, so you’ll have … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Original Social Gaming

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin postdoc Tessa Solomon-Lane. I can trace the beginning of my fascination with social behavior to the summer I was ten. That summer, I started volunteering … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Same behavior, same genes?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin research associate Rebecca Young.  From an early age I spent my time outside – chasing lizards, riding horses, and begging to go to a zoo. … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: How the chicken crossed the sea

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Eben Gering. Biotic invasions (the Disney version) Some ecologists have likened invasive species to the army of enchanted brooms in Disney’s Fantasia. In the movie, Mickey Mouse portrays … Continue reading

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