Rapidly evolving seas in the Florida Keys

by Nicola Kriefall (thenicolakriefall@gmail.com) The third largest barrier reef in the world lives in the Florida Keys, and it’s the only one that the continental United States has. Snorkeling, diving, and fishing across this area generates millions in tourism revenue and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs every year. I... [Read More]


Call for talks in special session: Eco-evo in the Sea Interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes (eco-evolutionary dynamics) have primarily been studied only in freshwater and terrestrial habitats. Let’s promote this field into the marine realm! The Western Society of Naturalists is holding its 100th annual meeting this year in... [Read More]

Genomic Observatories Metadatabase (GeOMe)

For my last post, I wanted to talk about metadata. These are the data that describe the who, what, where and how of the genomic data that we submit to Genbank SRA and/or to Dryad. Despite efforts by journals to require that this information be submitted alongside the genetic data,... [Read More]

Into the Waples Zone

The median Phi_st that we estimated in the Indo-Pacific fall right in line with what Robin Waples reported from his review of the literature over 20 years ago in his influential “Separating the Wheat From the Chaff” paper: right around 0.02. Waples’ persistent point was that with such low values... [Read More]

The Molecular Biogeography of the Indo-Pacific

One of the first things we wanted to do for (DIPnet) was to get a clear sense of where things stand. So we went about assembling a large database of legacy mitochondrial sequence data, writing to authors around the world, who kindly shared their datasets with us. These data underwent... [Read More]