Here are the online presentations for Chapter 2: Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium from the upcoming text, Applied Population Genetics. More information on this text can be found here.
Way to go Dr. Bulluck! A cool overview of some research that we’ve been associated with over the years.
This semester has a ton of new content and opportunities in the Dyerlab. Here is a quick synopsis.
- Teaching Population Genetics, should be a ton of fun.
- Teaching the Distributed graduate seminar Landscape Genetics again.
- Starting a new eDNA project with VDOT and getting a new student associated with it.
- Starting a new RadSEQ project on Protonotary Warblers and getting a new student to start in the fall.
- Starting a new Landscape Genetics NSF-funded project on gypsy moths with the Johnson Lab. Need a technician for this one as well.
- The text Applied Population Genetics should be released as an ebook.
- Should be finishing up both Jameson’s and Chitra’s theses and submitting them for publication.
- Moving into a new laboratory location and perhaps collapsing both our lab and the Verrelli lab into a single unit.
Previous Dyerlab member, Anna Tucker, just got her thesis work accepted for publication in Auk. Be on the lookout for the following:
Opportunistic conspecific brood parasitism in a box-nesting population of Prothonotary Warblers (Protonotaria citrea)
I will be posting portions of all 10 chapters of my upcoming textbook, Applied Population Genetics, as early draft chapters to this website over the spring semester. Read more
The Dyer laboratory is moving! I don not know the final destination, but it has been verified that the current space is unusable. After 31 months of not having a functional laboratory…
Been working on a lexicographic analysis of ‘Sustainability’ as published by the journals PNAS and Sustainability. Here are the stemmed word forms for 366 published articles represented as a hierarchical clustering. The wordclouds represent the top 10 word stems per group.
Why is it so hard to keep automated report centers up?
Here are my slides from a guest lecture I gave in ENVS 601. Interesting class, only place I’ve been called totally ignorant by another instructor… I’m thinking it was a compliment aimed at bias-free research approaches.
A previous visitor to the laboratory, Philip Bertrand, is taking a trip between his graduate programs to travel the world and report on climate change. Here is ongoing blog, cataloging their travel from across the globe. Definitely worth following.
Here is some interesting data coming out of the Baja Araptus attenuatus project. We looked at methylation variation, localized within the genome and compared the amount of among-population variation present. The underlying idea here is that in insects, methylation is more often encountered in coding regions, and has been shown in many cases to be influencing phenotype.
I am in various stages of writing technical texts using R/RStudio/knitr and have been looking for some methods that help in this process. My goals are to be able to:
- Maintain a single source tree that can produce the text (including graphics, statistical analyses, etc). easily
- Be able to produce high quality typesetting
- Be able to easily make epub
- Include both Code and output in the text.
I’ve just run across Gitbook and it looks like a good option, particularly with the help of the R package Rgitbook. Here is a bit of work that I had to do to get things going on my machine.