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.
Nick Mason just returned from a successful research trip to the Imperial Valley of California, where he was studying local adaptation in horned larks.
Scott just presented a talk on his chickadee hybridization studies: Taylor SA, Hochachka W, White T, Curry R, Lovette I. Climate Mediated Movement of an Avian Hybrid Zone. Society for the Study of Evolution. 2013. Snowbird, Utah. June 21-25. Talk.
Undergraduate Kate Bemis has been selected as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholar: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html#page=timeline
Congratulations to Scott and his co-authors for another paper resulting from his PhD research at Queen’s University: Taylor SA, Morris-Pocock JA, Tershy BR, Castillo-Guerrero JA, Friesen, VL. 2013. Genetic evidence for hybridization between brown (Sula leucogaster) and blue-footed (S. nebouxii) boobies in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ornithology 41: 113 –…
Congratulations to postdoc Scott Taylor for being awarded a 6-month postdoctoral fellowship from the Center for Comparative and Population Genomics (3CPG)!
Congratulations to Scott and his co-authors for another paper resulting from his PhD research at Queen’s University: Taylor SA, Anderson DJ, Friesen VL. 2013. Evidence for asymmetrical gene flow of nuclear loci, but not mitochondrial loci, between a seabird species pair. PLoS ONE. 8(4): e62256.
Congratulations to Dan for winning the Alexander Wilson Student Presentation Award for his talk on “Experimental evidence that extra-pair mating drives asymmetrical introgression of a sexual trait” at the 125th Annual Meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society in Williamsburg, VA.
Lutz, H. L.,Weckstein, J. D., Engel, J. I., Bates, J. M., Hackett, S. J. 2013. Evolution and diversity of malarial parasites in the African tropics, presented at Makerere University Department of Biological Sciences Symposium on Afrotropical Biodiversity, Kampala, Uganda.