Door 24: Merry Christmas everyone from the FEZ research group

The previous 23 doors of the FEZ advent calendar 2022 opened every day for a paper published this year that group members found particularly interesting. The list is by no means exhaustive, but we hope you found the presentations inspiring. Maybe you will download and read one of the presented papers.

However, we did not only read papers, we also contributed to the literature. Overall, it has been a pretty successful year for the group, and I present a list of FEZ 2022 publications at the bottom of this post. It is particularly noteworthy that the early-career scientists of the group got very interesting papers published in pretty good international peer-reviewed journals. In addition, the list of authors of the papers illustrate that they are successful networkers and integrated in the science community.

But also the popular science activities deserve to be mentioned and credited. FEZ ran categories such as the ‘Group of the Month’ and the ‘Advent Calendar’ but also presented up-to-date information on ongoing activities or topics of general interest. We certainly hope that you enjoy reading our blog posts, and that we can attract your attention in 2023 as well.

🎄 🎄 🎄 We wish everybody a Happy Holidays and a great start of the new year 2023 🎄 🎄 🎄

List of 2022 FEZ papers and book contributions:
Austin et al. 2022. Remembering St. Louis individual—structural violence and acute bacterial infections in a historical anatomical collection. Communications Biology 5.
Cabrera et al. 2022. Strong and lasting impacts of past global warming on baleen whales and their prey. Global Change Biology 28: 2657-2677.
Cerca et al. 2022. High genomic diversity in the endangered East Greenland Svalbard Barents Sea stock of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus). Scientific Reports 2022 12. 6118.
Dietz et al. 2022. A risk assessment review of mercury exposure in Arctic marine and terrestrial mammals. Science of the Total Environment 829.
Hamilton et al. 2022. Marine mammal hotspots across the circumpolar Arctic. Diversity and Distributions: A journal of biological invasions and biodiversity 28: 2729-2753.
Howard et al. 2022. The Ediacaran origin of Ecdysozoa: integrating fossil and phylogenomic data. Journal of the Geological Society 179.
Kozlov et al. 2022. Changes in Biomass and Diversity of Soil Macrofauna along a Climatic Gradient in European Boreal Forests. Insects 13. 94.
Laidre ert al. 2022. Glacial ice supports a distinct and undocumented polar bear subpopulation persisting in late 21st-century sea-ice conditions. Science 376. 6599: 1333-1338.
Lan et al. 2022. Insights into bear evolution from a Pleistocene polar bear genome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 119. e2200016119
Minelli & Valero Gracia 2022. Spatially and Temporally Distributed Complexity—A Refreshed Framework for the Study of GRN Evolution. Cells 11: 1-16.
Struck & Cerca 2022. Connecting micro- and macro-evolutionary research – extant cryptic species as systems to understand macro-evolutionary stasis.. I: Cryptic species – Morphological Stasis, Circumscription, and Hidden Diversity. Cambridge University Press (ISBN 9781316513644). s. 143-168.
Zuckerman et al. 2022. Biocultural perspectives on bioarchaeological and paleopathological evidence of past pandemics. American Journal of Biological Anthropology.

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