You may all have wondered why I haven’t posted on the blog in over a week. The reason is that I was at the Evolution meeting in Ottawa, which was a joint congress of five different international evolutionary biology societies. There were over 2000 attendants, and the conference lasted for four days. Over the course of those four days, I went to a myriad of talks by fellow graduate students, as well as post-docs and faculty members. There were a wide variety of subjects covered, including genomics, mate choice, hybridization, and more. There were also two poster sessions, each with about 300 posters (one of them mine!), and those two sessions provided an important time for attendees to mingle. I met a great many interesting people and had some wonderful talks about my research and theirs. It was a really fun week, although really tiring!
**Just to prepare everyone, I will probably not be blogging much for the rest of the summer, as I am leaving for a month-and-a-half-long collecting trip to catch some more pipefish to study!