Miles Bensky took advantage of a series of replicated populations of sticklebacks in Alaska that vary in time since establishment to show evidence that boldness is important for getting into new habitats, and behavioral flexibility is favored when adapting to them. The paper was just published in the American Naturalist – check it out! This …
It was an incredible meeting in a beautiful setting!
Cassie Afseth, Jenn Hellmann and other lab members recently published a paper in Proc B showing that not only do stickleback attend to cues from their father, but fathers also attend to cues from their neighbors, resulting in vertical transmission of horizontally acquired cues of predation risk. The potential for simultaneous vertical and horizontal transmission …
Usan presented some of the lab’s latest work on developing viral mediated gene transfer methods for sticklebacks at a workshop on functional tools for non-traditional organisms AND presented a poster about shoaling methods and transgenesis of arginine vasopressin.
Kaith is an undergraduate participating in the PRECs program, which provides opportunities for community college students to get experience with research. We need to figure out how to measure mate preference in whites and commons! Kaith and other members of the lab are working on it.
Congratulations to Colby for winning a Rosemary Grant Advanced Award from the Society for the Study of Evolution! The grant will support allele specific expression analyses in hybrid white x common sticklebacks.
Jennifer Hellmann’s paper was just published in Animal Behaviour. Click here for a link to the paper and here for some publicity about it.
Click here for the paper