Postdoc Scott Taylor just gave a seminar on his hybrid zone research at the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia” in Buenos Aries, Argentina
Congratulations to Holly for passing her oral PhD A-exam in the Field of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology!
Congratulations to grad student Holly Lutz for being awarded a year-long fellowship for collaborative work, the Lester Armour, William A. & Stella Rowley Fellowship from the Field Museum of Natural History.
Congratulations to Dan and Mike for their new paper: Baldassarre, D. T.and Webster, M. S. 2013. Experimental evidence that extra-pair mating drives asymmetrical introgression of a sexual trait. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280: 20132175. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2175.
Kate is spending the Fall semester at sea, first collecting fishes aboard NOAA Ship H.B. Bigelow off the east coast of the USA, then traveling to the east coast of Australia to collect Pacific Ocean fish samples.
Daniel Baldassarre’s paper on extra pair mating in the Australian red-backed fairy-wren is published and Dan and Mike are featured in the popular press! “Fooled by a sharpie! Cheating birds steered to fidelity with red marker” NBC News “Painted fairy wrens quite the casanova” ABC News Australia “Cheating Fairywrens” AAAS…
Fuller Postdoc Leo Campagna just presented a talk on the phylogeography of the rufous-collared sparrow at the Argentine Ornithology meeting in La Pampa, Argentina.
Postdoc Scott Taylor just gave a departmental seminar at the University of Rochester: Temporal genomic analysis of a moving avian hybrid zone. EEB Seminar Series. University of Rochester
Congratulations to postdoc Scott Taylor and his co-authors for another paper resulting from his PhD research at Queen’s University: Boutilier S, Taylor SA, Morris-Pocock JA, Lavoie R, Friesen VL. 2014. Evidence for genetic differentiation among Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia) populations in North America. Conservation Genetics 15: 275-281.
Congratulations to postdoc Scott Taylor and his co-authors for another paper resulting from his PhD research at Queen’s University: Jeyasingham W, Taylor SA, Zavalaga CB, Simeone A, Friesen VL. 2013. Specialization to cold water upwellings facilitates gene flow in seabirds: additional evidence from the Peruvian pelican, Pelecanus thagus (Aves: Pelecanidae).…
Nick presents a talk on his epic tanager comparative research at the AOU/COS meeting: Mason, N.A., A.J. Shultz, and K.J. Burns. August 2013. Combining museum and media collections to study multimodal sexual signaling and acoustic adaptations in tanagers (Thraupidae). Joint Annual Meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union and the Cooper Ornithological Society. Chicago,…
Congratulations to Dan for winning the Cooper Ornithological Society Board of Directors Award for Best Student Paper entitled “Experimental evidence that extra-pair mating drives asymmetrical introgression of a sexual trait” at the 131st Stated Meeting of the American Ornitholgists’ Union/83rd Annual Meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Society in Chicago.
Undergrauuate Taylor Heaton has been awarded an NSF-supported award from the Cornell Biology Research Fellow program for her studies of gull behavior at Shoals Marine Lab in collaboration with our Lab colleague Dr. David Bonter.
Warmest of congratulations to the former Petra Deane and Kirsten Coe on their marriage today, and on their utterly charming wedding celebration! PS, We all think that their new name of Deane-Coe is probably a good choice over the alternative ordering…
Congratulations to postdoc Leo Campagna and his co-authors on their new paper resulting from Leo’s PhD research: Campagna L, Silveira LF, Tubaro PL, Lougheed SC. 2013. Identifying the sister species to the rapid capuchino seedeater radiation (Sporophila, Passeriformes). The Auk 130: 645-655.
Lutz, H. L., Jiang, Z., Skeen, H. R., Hackett, S. J., Weckstein, J. D. 2013. The evolution of scientific collecting: Comprehensive biodiversity surveys of avian parasites and pathogens can produce important baseline data and lead to novel eco-evolutionary insights, presented at the 131st Meeting of the American Ornithologists Union, Chicago,…
Leo comes to our group from his PhD on Sporophila seedeaters in his native Argentina, and from a postdoc closer at hand in the Loougheed Lab at Queens University. Leo will be continuing to work on that rapid avian radiation using genomic approaches to understanding its history and process of…
Lutz, H. L., Hochachka, M. W., Engel, J. I., Tkach, V. T., Bates, J. M., Hackett, S. J., Weckstein, J. D. 2013. Ecological determinants of haemosporidian prevalence in tropical African birds, presented at the International Conference on Malaria and Related Haemosporidian Parasites of Wildlife, Vilnius, Lithuania.
“Tooth development, attachment and replacement in the Atlantic Wolffish, Anarhichas lupus” in Fishes and Morphology Today Symposium at American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Albuquerque, NM.
Postdoc Scott Taylor just presented a poster at: Taylor SA, White TA, Curry R, Lovette I. Temporal Variation in Selection and Introgression Across a Rapidly Moving Hybrid Zone. American Genetic Association Annual Symposium. 2013.