Jay Hosler is an Associate Professor of Biology at Juniata College and a very skilled cartoonist who writes comic-style books that are meant to entertain as well as educate. One of them, Optical Allusions, focuses (no pun) on eye evolution. I asked eye evolution researcher Todd Oakley to review it for the special issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach on eyes that I edited last year (read here), and I also reviewed it for Reports of the NCSE (coming soon). We both recommend it enthusiastically.
Now, Jay has a blog called Drawing Flies. Check it out.
David Sloan Wilson, author of various books — most recently Evolution for Everyone — and a proponent of group selection, has started up a blog at ScienceBlogs entitled Evolution for Everyone.
You may notice a slightly different URL for the blog. I have moved to WordPress and away from Blogger. Other than the new look, you shouldn’t notice much difference — the feed is the same, all the posts are here, and the old posts redirect to the new blog. However, please update your bookmarks and blogrolls to http://www.genomicron.evolverzone.com/.
By request, I am making new post notifications available by Twitter. I don’t use it myself, so hopefully it will work for those who want it.
Here’s the feed:
Carnival of Evolution #14 is up at Quintessence of Dust, so go check it out!
One of my graduate students has launched a new blog called The Mobilome. As he describes it in his inaugural post,
The goal of this blog is to spread the word about how cool TEs and other parasitic nucleic acids are by talking about interesting elements, papers both old and new and perhaps some educational posts about what TEs in general and why they are important to understand.
He is a voracious reader of the TE literature — heck, his initials are T.E. — so you know this is going to be very interesting…
Head on over to get his hit count up and don’t forget to subscribe here.
Following in the tradition of Zimmer’s The Loom, Wilkins’s Evolving Thoughts has left ScienceBlogs for more suitable habitat. Be sure to update your links.
Readers of this blog will soon notice some changes. This is because the Evolver Zone site has now been launched, and Genomicron will be fit within it. For now, it will remain a separate blog at this same location, but the look will be updated shortly. Meanwhile, have a look at the resource of multimedia and information about software, databases, journals, and web links at Evolver Zone (www.evolverzone.com).
Well, as if I needed any more evidence that my life has become a time warp of committees, students, grant applications, and manuscripts, it has suddenly been another year of blogging. That’s right, two years ago today was the inaugural post at Genomicron. I think the main trend over the past year has been to enter more into the political realm — out of necessity, really, since this affects much of my research and teaching.
But let’s keep this positive, right? Here’s to another year!!
Update: Happy second birthday to The Evilutionary Biologist too!
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