New paper that systematically examines when and under what conditions parentage analysis outperforms assignment tests (and vice versa) for inferring populations connectivity.
Click on the link to see the full article here or visit my publications page if you have issues with access.
Some of Avril’s Atlantic salmon fry survived without supplemental thiamine (vitamin B)!
Here is a video of one family that is doing particularly well:
New paper led by Erin Dunlop examining the potential for sea lamprey to evolve resistance to a lampricide.
Click on the link to see the full article here.
Undergraduate student Scott M. See just completed an independent study project to photograph the larval stage (ammocoetes) of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus). These ammocoetes are currently being housed at the Aquaculture Research Lab at Purdue. Ammocoetes spend most of their lives underneath substrate, so these photographs of animals burying into the sand are really great!
Avril’s salmon eggs are featured in this news story!
Using GitHub with R and RStudio
A few weeks back, the Molecular Ecologist released an article about GitHub and also created an organization where you can fork or simply download code shared by the Molecular Ecology community. A few of you out there may still be skeptical about the benefits of using GitHub. Or you may find it confusing and not worth the bother. You may be thinking to yourself (well, at least, I was guilty of this) that all of your code is backed up on Dropbox, Google Drive, and three external hardrives – so what could possibly go wrong? The short answer is: lots! The longer answer is that there really are some tremendous advantages associated with using Git and GitHub that may not be immediately apparent.
Previous Molecular Ecologist Posts
As I get this new site up and running, here is a link to all of my previous posts at the Molecular Ecologist.