Tag Archives: experimental evolution

BEACON Researchers at Work: The Age of Phage

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU faculty member Kristin Parent, with John Dover.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of viruses that infect bacteria—the bacteriophages. One may think (as many do) that … Continue reading

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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: Long-Term Ecological Research Sites as Evolutionary Experiments

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU faculty member Jen Lau.  1988 was a good year. MSU won the Rose Bowl; Miami Vice, 21 Jump Street, and Family Ties were still on prime-time, and I was … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Coach, Put me on the bench! A Novice’s Journey into Old-Fashioned Experimental Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog is by MSU graduate student Jay Bundy. As a kid I played a lot of basketball. I loved almost everything about the game. But there was one thing I hated: spending time riding … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Directed and Real Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin faculty Andy Ellington. Evolution in Action. That’s the BEACON motto. It always struck me as a bit wishful. Because evolution is mostly glacial. Sure, it … Continue reading

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