Episode 77 – From Ants To Academics with Dr. Adrian Smith

Dr. Adrian Smith, a post-doc at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, chats with us about his work on ant behaviour and chemical ecology, why he thinks scientists should be at least partly responsible for communicating their work, and about his own goals and strategies when it comes to scicomm.

Show Notes:
Smith A.A. & A. V. Suarez (2015). A social insect fertility signal is dependent on chemical context, Biology Letters, 11 (1) 20140947-20140947. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2014.0947

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New Anoles on the Block & Reinventing the Stickleback with Dr. Yoel Stuart

Dr. Yoel Stuart, a Post-doctoral Researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, joins us to discuss the evolutionary ramifications of invasive anoles on the islands of Florida. Turns out it’s like the Olympic motto, Higher, Faster, Stronger, but with bigger toes. Yoel also tells us about some of his current work studying convergent evolution in British Colombian sticklebacks.

 

Show Notes:
Stuart Y.E., P. A. Hohenlohe, R. G. Reynolds, L. J. Revell & J. B. Losos (2014). Rapid evolution of a native species following invasion by a congener, Science, 346 (6208) 463-466. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1257008

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Parents of the Year with Dr. Dieter Lukas

Dr. Dieter Lukas, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, joins Heidi, Tom & Morgan to explain why a lot of mammals may not qualify for Parent of the Year.

Show Notes:
Lukas D. (2014). The evolution of infanticide by males in mammalian societies, Science, 346 (6211) 841-844. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1257226

Lukas D. (2013). The Evolution of Social Monogamy in Mammals, Science, 341 (6145) 526-530. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1238677

Lukas D. (2014). Costs of mating competition limit male lifetime breeding success in polygynous mammals, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281 (1786) 20140418-20140418. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.0418

 

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