Irby Lovette, Becca Brunner, and Nick Mason are in Galapagos over Spring Break with the 12 freshmen enrolled in their semester-long Galapagos curriculum: a 5-credit version of the Introductory Evolution course and a 3-credit Freshman Writing Seminar.
One of the first major papers to result from our collaborative work on chickadee hybridization has just come out in Current Biology, along with an associated commentary in that journal plus extensive popular media coverage! Article: Taylor SA, White TA, Hochachka WM, Ferretti V, Curry RL, Lovette I. 2014. Climate…
Warmest of congratulations to Dan on presenting and defending his dissertation on “Sexual selection and speciation in the red-backed fairy-wren”!!!
Freeman, B. and Class Freeman, A. M. 2014. Rapid upslope shifts in New Guinean birds illustrate strong distributional responses of tropical montane species to global warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 4490-4494.
Congratulations to graduate student Yula Kapetanakos on the publication of her very first research paper: Kapetanakos, Y.A., I.J. Lovette, and T.E. Katzner. 2014. Development of microsatellite markers and a restriction endonuclease digest assay for non-invasive sampling of endangered White-rumped, Slender-billed and Red-headed vultures. Conservation Genetics Resources 6:539-542.
All of us wish a very fond farewell to Amanda Talaba, our stalwart lab technician for the past 8 years, who is leaving Cornell for other opportunities.