Posted by Erik Svensson
On Tuesday (April 30, 10.30) I was thinking that we should discuss a short paper that was recently published in Science, showing an empirical example and application of the Adaptive Landscape concept. I choose this paper to demonstrate that the idéa of the adaptive landscape is not just a theoretical construct, but could actually stimulate empirical and experimental studies. This was also the main rationale for the publication of our book on the topic last year, which is cited in the current paper. You will find the Abstract below, and the paper can be reached here.
As another example of how "landscape thinking" and fitness surfaces can guide empirical work, I will also send around a manucript draft about predator-mediated natural selection in Calopteryx-demoiselles, that stems from the field work former postdoc Shawn Kuchta did in our lab between 2007 and 2009. We would both love to get some input on this manuscript, short or long, either during the lab-meeting or before or after (if you cannot attend). I will send you an e-mail with this paper attached well before the lab-meeting, but if you do not receive it and wish to have a copy, please do not hesitate to send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).