Evolutionary Biology Online Journal Club

Reading for Tuesday, Oct 02


A gratuitous pretty picture of a social wasp to haunt your dreams until Tuesday (Vespula germanica; photo: Alvesgaspar (CC BY-SA) )

So voting has closed, and the paper chosen was the PNAS paper by Peter Nonacs on “Kinship, greenbeards, and runaway social selection in the evolution of social insect cooperation. It’s a pretty theoretical and conceptual paper, so it should make it for a fun discussion! As usual, if you can’t access it, just let me know and I’ll send it to you.

Another important thing is, as you can see, 20 people voted. Assuming all voters are people interested in discussing the paper, we’ll need to be pretty conscientious about rotation and letting everyone join in – unless you have alternative suggestions, if so add them below in the comments.

We will be meeting next Tuesday at 5PM EDT! See you then!


Author: Rafael Maia

Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Idaho, studying the development and evolution of iridescent colors in birds.

4 thoughts on “Reading for Tuesday, Oct 02

  1. I don’t know anything about google+, but is there a way to keep a simple text-chat going simultaneously? It might open things up a bit, and you wouldn’t have to worry so much about rotation and size-constraints. You could always just use the hashtag I guess, but the character limit might be a bit restrictive.

    Just a thought.

    All the best,

  2. Pingback: Text chat for today’s meeting | Evolutionary Biology Online Journal Club

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