Following our discussions in lab meeting this week, I propose we devote next week's lab meeting to discussing a recent paper by Brockhurst et al. on the Red Queen hypothesis.
The Red Queen hypothesis was first proposed by Van Valen in 1973 to describe how interactions among species can often be a rapid driving force in evolution. This is because evolutionary change in one species may be matched by coevolutionary change in another species. Or, to make the analogy with Lewis Carroll's Red Queen, a species must be continually adapting just to keep pace with its enemies.
"Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!" -Lewis Carroll, 1871
When: Tuesday, November 18, 10:30
Where: Argumentet, 2nd floor, Ecology building