Evolution Meeting 2011, Norman, OK

A majority of the lab is presenting at the Evolution Meetings in Norman, OK this weekend.  Almost all of our talks use a group of fish as a model system (Labrids, Haemulids, pupfish, sticklebacks, Xiphophorus, and reef fish), but our topics are very broad;  including sexual selection, morphological diversity, ecological novelty, nocturnality, phylogenetic comparative methods and ecological speciation. Below is a list of our talks at the meeting. Bold indicates presenting author. Hope to see you there.

Chris Martin and Peter Wainwright
Beyond ecological opportunity: adaptive radiation and the origins of novel ecological niches.
Sunday, June 19th, 1:45 pm, in room Oklahoma D, Ecological Speciation session.

Matt McGee
Functional morphology and kinematics of feeding in stickleback: implications for ecological
speciation.
Sunday, June 19th, 2:00 pm, in room Oklahoma D, Ecological Speciation session.

Lars Schmitz and Peter Wainwright
The effect of diel activity pattern on eye shape in reef fishes.
Monday, June 20th, 11:00 am, in room University C, Morphological Evolution II session.

Samantha Price, Peter Wainwright, Roi Holzman, Jose Tavera, Thomas Near
Reef habitats promote the evolution of morphological diversity in fishes.
Monday, June 20th, 11:15 am, in room University C, Morphological Evolution II session.

Carl Boettiger
A new phylogenetic comparative method to estimate key evolutionary transitions involving a release of constraint. (slides)
Monday, June 20th,  4:00 pm, in room Oklahoma A, Phylogenetic Methods V session

Chris Oufiero, Kristine Jugo, Mark Chappell, Theodore Garland, Jr.

Does the evolution of a sexually selected trait compromise sprint and endurance performance in Xiphophorus swordtails and their close relatives?
Tuesday, June 21st, 9:15 am, in room University A, Sexual Selection & Behavior session.

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