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Some exciting talks on evolutionary rescue

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Last summer, the Société Française d’Ecologie held a conference on evolutionary rescue – that is, can populations evolve themselves out of an environmental pickle? Some of the talks are here and they’re awesome. I’m supposed to be working on my ESA abstract, drafting my thesis proposal, and reading the first two chapters of an evolutionary theory book today, but I can’t drag myself away from Mark Kirkpatrick’s talk.

Also, Mark Kirkpatrick’s talks are way more interesting than his papers. Also, why are so many papers about super cool science so damn boring?

// Procrastination station brought to you by Colin Kremer

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  1. Talks are often funnier than papers, because papers need structure, so that you can find what you need without having to read the whole thing. This is in case you really don’t have time reading but need justification in a hurry (which happens sometimes!).

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