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Hello Dear Readers!  Time to give you another update.  I have had my mutation manuscript accepted with minor revisions at Ecology and Evolution.  I will update the arXiv version once I incorporate the reviewer comments and submit it back to the journal.  That will happen by the end of April.

However, I’m much more busy getting ready to defend my thesis.  My third chapter is about the evolution of female choosiness under extended lifespans.  I’ve included the same age-dependent mutation factor as my second paper, and some of the results crucially depend on that.   As soon as that’s done, I plan to do a lot more writing and reading.

If you’d like to be there, the defense date is April 11, at 11:00 AM in Coker 215.