Nick is back from Galapagos along with the 12 freshmen in our “Galapagos curriculum,” an 8-credit series of Humanities and Science courses that includes the Spring Break trip to the Galapagos. Irby carries on in Galapagos leading two back-to-back trips for Lab of Ornithology members.
Congratulations to Becca Brunner (former undergrad and more recently our jack-of-all-trades teacher, course developer, editor, etc. while also a MS student in the Webster Lab) for deciding to head west to Berkeley for her PhD studies starting this Fall!
Congratulations to Kate on finishing her last semester at Cornell with a string of successes, including an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her forthcoming PhD studies and for being the senior selected for the CALS Academic Excellence Award in the Natural Resources major!
Irby and Nick are spending the first week of April (i.e., Spring Break) in Galapagos along with the 12 Cornell freshmen enrolled in our two-course Galapagos curriculum. Boobies, tortoises, finches, penguins, iguanas, and much more await!
A warm advance welcome to Natalie, who will be joining our lab in the Fall as an incoming PhD student. Natalie is currently completing her MS at Columbia University, where she is working with lab group alumnus Dustin Rubenstein — as far as I can recall, Natalie therefore represents our …
Congratulations to Nick Mason for winning an American Society of Naturalists Student Research Fellowship!
Congratulations to grads Stepfanie Aguillon, Jake Berv, and Nick Mason, all of whom were awarded research grants from the CALS Mellon awards program in support of their different projects.
Andy J. Boyce, Benjamin G. Freeman, Adam E. Mitchell, and Thomas E. Martin (2015) Clutch size declines with elevation in tropical birds. The Auk: April 2015, Vol. 132, No. 2, pp. 424-432. Clutch size commonly decreases with increasing elevation among temperate-zone and subtropical songbird species. Tropical songbirds typically lay small …