Journal Club - Fall 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 Jean-Claude Walser ( or the corresponding moderator.
Schedule :
Date Paper Moderator Presenter
15/09/09 Preliminary discussion and Introduction
Orgel and Crick (1980) Selfish DNA: the ultimate parasite. Nature 284, 604-607.
Jean-Claude Walser Jean-Claude Walser

Krebs (2009) The gourmet ape: evolution and human food preferences. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 90(3): 707-711.

Jean-Claude Walser Matt Hall
29/09/09 No journal club    
06/10/09 Guo et al. (2008) Recent speciation of Capsella urbella from Capsella grandiflora, associated with loss of self-incompatibility and an extreme bottleneck. PNAS, 106(13): 5246-5251. Jean-Claude Walser Kiyono Sekii
13/10/09 Chapuis & Bshary (2009) Strategic adjustment of service quality to client identity in the cleaner shrimp, Periclimenes longicarpus. Animal Behaviour 78: 455-459. Jean-Claude Walser Janine Wong
20/10/09 Wong and Rosenthal (2006) Female Disdain for Swords in a Swordtail Fish. The American Naturalist 167(1):136-140. Jean-Claude Walser Yamenah Gomez
27/10/09 Kedar et al. (2000) Experimental evidence for offspring learning in parent-offspring communication. P Roy Soc Lond B Bio 267(1454):1723-1727. Jean-Claude Walser Dimitir Stucki
03/11/09 Berkelmans and van Oppen (2006) The role of zooxanthellae in the thermal tolerance of corals: a ‘nugget of hope’ for coral reefs in an era of climate change. Proc. R. Soc. B 273:2305–2312. Jean-Claude Walser Jason P. Andras
10/11/09 Axelrod and Hamilton (1981) The Evolution of Cooperation. Science 211:1390-1396. Jean-Claude Walser Niklaus Mehring
17/11/09 Dunlap and Stephens (2009) Components of change in the evolution of learning and unlearned preference. Proc. R. Soc. B. 276: 3201-3208 Jean-Claude Walser Roman Mendelin
24/11/09 No journal club because of the Latsis-Symposium 2009
01/12/09 Isaac and Gregory (2007) Aquatic versus terrestrial locomotion: comparative performance of two ecologically contrasting species of European natricine snakes. Journal Jean-Claude Walser Kristina Giano
08/12/09 Rosenberg et al. (2007) The role of microorganisms in coral health, disease and evolution. Nature Review | Microbiology 5:355-362. Jean-Claude Walser Pepijn Luijckx
15/12/09 Pritham (2009) Transposable Elements and Factors Influencing their success in Eukaryotes. Journal of Heredity: 100(5):648-655 Jean-Claude Walser Jean-Claude Walser