New book chapter: Population Genomics of Birds: Evolutionary History and Conservation

Postdocs Dave Toews and Jen Walsh and Research Associate Leonardo Campagna have contributed a chapter on avian genomics to the new population genomics book series. The chapter reviews conceptual advances of avian genomics, along with key examples from the literature. The authors review the utility of genome-wide data in addressing…

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Even sex ratios in Saltmarsh Sparrows despite reasons to predict otherwise

Postdoc Jen Walsh co-authored a new paper in the Auk with collaborators from the University of New Hampshire looking at adaptive sex ratio manipulation in Saltmarsh Sparrows. The authors determined the sex of 990 offspring from 370 nests and characterized variation in site- and population-level sex ratios. They found no…

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Stepfanie wins major teaching award!

Congratulations to graduate student Stepfanie Aguillon for being awarded the 2018 Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. This Cornell-wide award recognizes “demonstrated excellence and dedication in instructional responsibilities to students at Cornell University, thereby enhancing undergraduate and graduate education at Cornell.” Stepfanie has been deeply engaged in teaching evolutionary biology…

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