Journal Club

Spring Term 2009

The Journal Club takes place every Tuesday during term, from 11:15-12:00, in the seminar room of the Zoological Institute (Vesalgasse 1, first floor). For questions regarding this seminar please contact Lukas Schärer (

Date Paper to be read and discussed presented by
17.2. an initial meeting to explain the aims and to distribute the slots Lukas Schärer
24.2. Wilfert et al. (2007). Natural variation in the genetic architecture of a host–parasite interaction in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Mol. Ecol. 16: 1327-1339 Jarkko Routtu
3.3. no Journal Club, Basler Fasnacht -
10.3. no Journal Club, Blockkurs -
17.3 Egger et al. (2006). Monogamy in the maternally mouthbrooding Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish Tropheus moorii. Proc. R. Soc. B 273: 1797-1802 Yuri Kläfiger
24.3. Evans et al. (2008). A giant frog with South American affinities from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. PNAS 105: 2951-2956
Venla Kontiokari
31.3. no Journal Club, Blockkurs -
7.4. Carneiro et al. (2009). Recombination and speciation: loci near centromeres are more differentiated than loci near telomeres between subspecies of the European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Genetics 181: 593-606 Eveline Diepeeven
14.4. DuVal (2007). Adaptive advantages of cooperative courtship for subordinate male lance-tailed manakins. Am. Nat. 169: 423-432 Kiyono Sekii
21.4. Bretman et al. (2009). Plastic responses of male Drosophila melanogaster to the level of sperm competition increase male reproductive fitness. Proc. R. Soc. B 276, 1705-1711 Tim Janicke
28.4. Shealer and Spendelow (2002). Individual foraging strategies of kleptoparasitic roseate terns. Waterbirds: The International Journal of Waterbird Biology 25(4), 436-441 Kristina Giano
5.5. Calboli et al. (2008). Population structure and inbreeding from pedigree analysis of purebred dogs. Genetics 179: 593-601
Anna Winkel
12.5. Cooper et al. (2008). A common tendency for phylogenetic overdispersion in mammalian assemblages. Proc. R. Soc. B 275, 2031-2037 Halil Kesselring
19.5. Silk et al. (2006). Social relationships among adult female baboons (Papio cynocephalus) II. Variation in the quality and stability of social bonds. Beh. Ecol. Sociobiol. 61, 197-204 Laura Walther
26.5. Van Lieshout and Elgar (2009). Armament under direct sexual selection does not exhibit positive allometry in an earwig. Beh. Ecol. doi:10.1093/beheco/arp013
Ralph Dobler