Tag Archives: adaptation

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: What makes invasive species successful?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Amanda Charbonneau. I love to walk through the woods on a quiet quest to see how many woodland creatures I can spot, and to take an inventory … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Gene-phenotype interactions affect speed of adaptation

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Tyler Hether. Evolutionary biology has historically approached the genetics of adaptation from two perspectives. From the genetic perspective, focus has been given to population dynamics … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Coping with Variable Environments

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Colin Kremer.  Imagine for a moment that you are a plant, animal, or microbe. Chances are good that the environment you live in (desert, forest, grassland, lake, even … Continue reading

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