2022 Coordinated Readings

The 2022 Coordinated readings will run Feb - April on the theme of “Temporal Evolution”. Check out this webpage https://rcn-ecs.github.io/2022_readings/ for information on how to participate! [Read More]

Modeling our Evolving Seas - Energetic Modeling for a Facultative Symbiosis

Under global change conditions such as varying temperature, light and turbidity, many corals have experienced a breakdown of their relationship with their endosymbionts. Fracturing of this obligate symbiosis can lead to bleaching and ultimately mortality (Heron et al. 2013). At the edges of their physiological limits, corals may be more... [Read More]

An update on RCN activities

By Katie Lotterhos Despite the pandemic, we’ve been busy in the last year! Highlights include: Funding 5 new working groups, for a total of 11 active working groups. If you haven’t yet, check out the seminars and panel discussions from the Temporal Genomics and MarineOmics working groups. Professional Development Exchanges.... [Read More]

RCN Virtual Lab Meeting Training Program

By Katie Lotterhos In 2020-2021 we pivoted in response to the pandemic to offer a Virtual Lab Meeting Training Program: https://rcn-ecs.github.io/2020virtuallabcall/ 34 students signed up for the program (mentees), who we matched to an academic lab (mentors) and participated in their lab meetings during the academic year. At the conclusion... [Read More]

When gene flow swamps local adaptation, is it a dead end?

Evolution and adaptation are, by definition, multigenerational processes. An exciting recent insight has been the extent to which opposing forces of spatially diversifying selection and homogenizing gene flow can result in local adaptation at small spatial scales relative to average dispersal distances (Richardson et al. 2014). Multiple mechanisms that can account... [Read More]