Tag Archives: Digital Evolution

BEACON Researchers at Work: Spatial dynamics of evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Emily Dolson. All biological organisms must occupy a single location in physical space. This idea is so obvious that most people don’t give it much thought, but … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Evolution of Gene Distribution in Bacteria

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Nathan Ward. One of the strengths of BEACON is its focus on interdisciplinary research. Through gathering together scientists and educators from different backgrounds, BEACON can address problems … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolution with video games

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Leigh Sheneman. Most all of us remember sitting around thinking up wild possibilities of what our future would hold. For me, this daydreaming took place in the … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The evolution of sociality in a large cat

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Eli Strauss. Of the 37 extant species of cats, lions (Panthera leo) are the only species in which females live gregariously in groups (Caro 1989, Packer 1986). … Continue reading

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Creating Life and Worlds: Solving Evolutionary Problems in the Digital World

This blog post was written by students in BEACON’s Fall 2013 Computational Science for Evolutionary Biologists course, taught by MSU faculty Titus Brown and graduate student Randy Olson. Blog post lead author: S. Kevin McCormick, with contributions from Zach Laubach, Nicolas Schmelling, Josephine … Continue reading

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