Congratulations to postdoc Leo Campagna for being awarded support from the Julia Marsden fund of the Neotropical Grassland Conservancy for his work on the conservation of Sporophila seedeaters in the grasslands of South America.
Graduate student Sahas Barve has just returned from a long and successful field season studying elevational adaptatation in tits of the western Himalayas.
Taylor SA, White TA, Hochacka W, Ferretti V, Curry R, Lovette I. Spatiotemporally consistent signature of reproductive isolation in a moving hybrid zone. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution. 2014. Montreal, QC.
Warmest of congratulations to our Lab’s Class of 2014 graduates, including Hope Batcheller, Kathryn Grabenstein, Andy Johnson, Camille Shaw, and Aimee Van Tatenhove, plus all of the other wonderful Class of ’14 individuals we have known over the past four years!
Our collective thanks to Nick Mason for being the lead student organizer for EvoDay 2014 at the the Lab of Ornithology!
Class of ’14 student Michelle Moglia is the recipient of the first Laura M. Stenzler Award for exceptional undergraduate research, a distinction that seems particularly appropriate since Michelle was trained in molecular techniques by Laura (who retired last month).
Congratulation to Scott twice over! In quick succession, Scott has been awarded two highly prestigious postdoctoral fellowships from the Canadian government: first a two-year NSERC fellowship, which shortly thereafter he had to decline when he was awarded an even more competitive two-year Banting Fellowship. Scott thereby becomes one of only…
Warmest of congratulations to Nick for passing his oral PhD comprehensive exams with flying colors!
Congratulations to Kathryn Grabenstein for being awarded the Cynthia Kagarise Sherman Award for Best Undergraduate Thesis in Behavior by the Neurobiology & Behavior department faculty!
Congratulations to class of ’14 student Camille Shaw for her strong and highly self-motivated honors thesis on “Variation in sequences of gene MSI1 across avian species as an indicator of its involvement in the regulation of adult neurogenesis”
Congratulations to Andy Johnson for submitting his honors thesis on “Connecting habitats and hemispheres: non-stop migratory flights in Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus)” a study that required 2+ years of intensive fieldwork in arctic Canada.
Our entire lab community (past and present) extends great thanks and warmest wishes to Laura, who is retiring today after having served as the manager of the Fuller Evolutionary Biology program since its inception. In the intervening years, Laura has trained hundreds of students and contributed to dozens of research…
Congratulations to Hope on submitting her honors thesis on “Interspecific Information Use by Army-ant-following Birds,” a project that required two successive field seasons in lowland Amazonia!
Congratulations to Kathryn for submitting her honors thesis on “No experimental support for resource-dependent offspring sex allocation in a migratory songbird,” which she completed with mentoring from our Lab colleagues Mike Webster and Sara Kaiser.
Congratulations to Dan for being awarded the Cornell College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Prize for Distinguished Teaching for his Lab of Ornithology-sponsored First-year Writing Seminar entitled: “Flock and Awe: Extreme Ornithology”!
Warmest of congratulations to long-time lab group member Marjorie Weber on the presentation and defense of her PhD dissertation on ” The Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Defense Mutualisms”!!!
Lutz, H. L., Besson, B. 2014. Immunosurveillance, immunodetection, and vaccine design: Immune response to emerging infectious disease (EID) agents and increased susceptibility in special patients, presented at the Workshop on zoonotic features of viral infections, National Institute for Infectious Diseases “L. Spallanzani”, Rome, Italy.
Irby has just been promoted to the rank of full Professor at Cornell.
Taylor just presented a poster at the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board on “Effects of food supplementation on Herring gull chicks” in collaboration with her research mentor Dr. David Bonter.
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.