Yearly Archives: 2014

Evolution 2014 social media wrap-up

Social media use among scientists has been growing. Nature just published the results of a broad survey of various social networks including Twitter. Given this, it seems timely to write up the quick analysis that I did this summer. During the Evolution 2014 annual meetings I collected tweets using the hastag #evol2014. I did this based on […]

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NEW PUBLICATION: RUNAWAY COEVOLUTION

Mike Wade and I recently published a population genetics analysis of indirect genetic effects. We found that the coadaptive process between genes and heritable environments is much faster thangenetic adaptation to an abiotic environment. Most interestingly, the effects of increased inbreeding accelerate the adaptive process than equivalent amounts of linkage. We are currently extending this […]

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Evolution 2014 talk updates

The Evolution meetings start tomorrow. Final tweaks to the presentations are completed. I’m giving one talk and my coauthor is given a second talk the following morning. Antagonistic Coevolution (302C) Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Devin Drown and Michael Wade. How to train your symbionts: antagonistic coevolution and the evolution of […]

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Evolution 2014

I’m heading to Raleigh, NC with many other members of the Wade lab for the annual Evolution meetings. Hope to see lots of you there or look for the #Evol2014 on Twitter. I’ll be presenting some recent theoretical work that extends my research in transmission mode evolution (Drown et al 2013). My coauthor, Mike Wade, […]

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