Prof. Stephen Stearns’ talk

Hello, dear members! LERN is delighted to present a talk by Prof. Stephen Stearns, currently Edward P. Bass Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. Prof. Stearns research focuses on evolutionary medicine, life history variation and evolutionary functional genomics, and we are proud to present his talk entitled "Major themes in evolutionary medicine" on May 2nd … Continue reading Prof. Stephen Stearns’ talk

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Interesting papers and a reminder to our first talk of the year!

Hello, dear members! As we've mentioned in one of our last posts, one of the new things LERN is bringing you this year is that every now and then we will be calling your attention to papers that we consider to be of general evolutionary interest. In February, two papers caught our eyes: The PNAS paper … Continue reading Interesting papers and a reminder to our first talk of the year!

Elephants with “six toes” and a Carnival of Evolution!

Hello everyone and welcome to another year of talk rounds and events from the London Evolutionary Research Network! We are delighted to announce our first talk of 2012 by Dr John Hutchinson, from the Structure and Motion Lab at the Royal Veterinary College! The talk will be held on March 7th and will have as … Continue reading Elephants with “six toes” and a Carnival of Evolution!

Next Event: Talk by Raghavendra Gadagkar

'Inclusive Fitness Theory and its Discontents' By Professor Raghavendra Gadagkar, In this talk I will address the recent ongoing controversy concerning the validity and utility of inclusive fitness theory, also commonly referred to as kin selection or Hamilton’s rule. In the first part of the talk I will describe my work which, using the South Indian paper wasp Ropalidia … Continue reading Next Event: Talk by Raghavendra Gadagkar