Congreso de Ornitología de las Américas in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina!

Leo Campagna organizes a full day symposium to showcase the latest genomic advances in Neotropical taxa. The symposium featured 14 talks given by people from five different countries on phylogenomics, deep scale phylogenetics and phenotype/genotype associations. The list of presentations included Jake Berv and Leo Campagna (x2) from our lab,…

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Songs, speciation, and sparrows

Postdoc Dave Toews provides some perspective in a “News and Views” article in the journal Molecular Ecology on new behavioral research in the white-throated sparrow conducgted by Sara Lipshutz (in Elizabeth Derryberry’s lab at Tulane), which compared bioacoustic variation across a contact zone between two white-throated sparrow subspecies. White-throated sparrows…

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New York Times, Forbes, etc: lots of press coverage of Leo’s paper on capuchino plumage genomics

Leo’s paper in Science Advances is getting lots of really great press coverage, notably this article and accompanying video by James Gorman in the New York Times, this post for Forbes by the anonymous but well regarded blogger GrrlScientist, and coverage on Spanish and Portuguese media though collaborators in Argentina…

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Leo and Nick teach Genomics in Mexico City

Two members of our group–Postdoc Leo Campagna and PhD student Nick Mason–just returned from leading a special multi-day genomics course at the Universidad Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. Their course, taught in Spanish to a large and enthusiastic cadre of students and researchers, was an “Introducción a los…

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New paper co-authored by Ben Freeman in clutch size and elevation

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…

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