I visited UC Riverside’s beautiful campus this Saturday (4/11) for the Southern California Evolutionary Genetics & Genomics meeting. It was a fantastic venue for graduate students, post-docs and faculty to chat informally and to hear some fascinating talks from across evolutionary genetics. I heartily recommend this (free!) meeting to any evolutionary geneticists in SoCal.
I was particularly interested in Dr. Melissa Sayres talk about a dip in male Y chromosomal diversity around the time agriculture was introduced into different human populations, which could possibly be explained by an increase in variance of male reproductive success due to a more stratified society.