Well done to Claire, who has just submitted her thesis! Marvellous.
Becky’s review of sexual selection in parasitoid wasps has just been accepted by Biological Reviews. We will let you know when the final version is out in print.
This week’s Book Dave is about to read of the Week is Thomas Piketty’s Capitalism in the 21st Century. For an intro to the book, please see the cartoon below.
This week’s paper of the week involves a fascinating new paper in Current Biology, describing sex-role reversed cave insects that have gone as far as to evolve female intromittent organs.
Yoshizawa et al (2014) Female penis, male vagina, and their correlated evolution in a cave insect. Current Biology 24: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.022
Emily has just submitted her thesis (well, Becky has done it for her – thanks Becky!) so that is really wonderful news.
Emily has also just started a post-doc at the University of Jyvaskyla working on wood tiger moth chemical defence and automimicry with Johanna Mappes. Her new email address is:
However, until her thesis defence, we still think of her as one of us!
This week’s Special Issue of the Week is Andy and Stu’s special issue of Phil Trans Roy Soc B: “Inclusive Fitness: 50 years on”
There are some terrific papers in this special issue, and I would also like to give a special mention to Ben Hatchwell’s contribution after his lovely talk at ASAB last week.
Emily’s review of the evolutionary ecology of the Lygaeidae has just been accepted for publication in Ecology & Evolution. Watch this space for news of the link to the final version of the paper. Nice one Emily.
Dave, Liam, Becky, Ginny and Georgina are currently enjoying ASAB’s Easter Meeting at Sheffield. Dave Pritchard has just given a fab talk too!