Undergrad field course leads to publication in PLOS

Congratulations to course organizers/leaders Ben Freeman and Alexa Class Freeman, and to the student co-authors, for the first of several scientific papers arising out of their Spring 2015 Advanced Tropical Ornithology course. Back at the curriculum review stage there was some healthy push-back when peer-reviewed student publications were suggested as …

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Congratulations to Ton

Congratulations to Ton Schat, husband of our long-term lab manager emerita Laura Stenzler, for being awarded the 2015 Ezra Technology Innovator Award for his development of a vaccine now given to billions (!!!) of chickens every year: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/10/poultry-vaccine-nets-ezra-technology-innovator-award

Irby appointed as Fuller Professor of Ornithology

Irby appointed as Fuller Professor of Ornithology: This is old news in some ways, but the Cornell Chronicle just ran an article about the new Fuller Chair of Ornithology: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/10/fuller-gift-keeps-lab-ornithology-soaring. I’m very proud to be associated in this role with Larry and Nancy Fuller, who have long been such staunch …

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Lovette lab Post Docs and Students Publish New Review on Methods and Applications in Avian Genomics

Required reading on avian genomics… Marshaling a diverse group of co-authors, post-docs Dave Toews, Scott Taylor and Leonardo Campagna spearheaded the publication of a new synthetic review in the Auk: Ornithological Advances on genomic applications in avian systems. Lab PhD students Nicolas Mason and Petra Deane-Coe are also co-authors on …

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Lots of great press for Jake’s Nature paper!

Here is just a small sample of links to third-party commentaries and articles on Jake’s avian phylogeny study: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature15638.html http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/07/us-science-birds-idUSKCN0S124U20151007 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature15638.html http://www.voanews.com/content/scientists-unveil-comprehensive-bird-family-tree/2995915.html

Congrats to Jake Berv for his major paper in Nature on avian relationships!

Congratulations to grad student Jake Berv and his co-authors for their important paper on the avian tree of life, which came out this week in Nature! The paper is open-access and the link is here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature15697.html A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing Although reconstruction of …

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