Sebastián Cabanne visited the Fuller Evolutionary Biology lab in 2014 and 2016. In this publication in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution he explores the history of connectivity between two forest biomes in the Neotropics, the Andean and Atlantic forests, through the phylogeographic patterns of the Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner (Syndactyla rufosuperciliata). This species is distributed across these biomes but is also found in relictual patches of forest that exist in the Cerrado and Chaco. Sebastián used these isolated populations of the Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner to understand how the forest biomes were connected in the past.
Cabanne GS, Campagna L, Trujillo-Arias N, Naoki K, Gómez I, Miyaki C, Santos FR, Dantas G, Aleixo A, Claramunt S, Rocha A, Caparroz R, Lovette IJ, Tubaro P. 2019. Phylogeographic variation within the Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner (Aves: Furnariidae: Syndactyla rufosuperciliata) supports an Andean-Atlantic forests connection via the Cerrado. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. In press. doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.01.011.