Congratulations to postdoc Leo Campagna and his co-authors on their new paper resulting from Leo’s PhD research: Campagna L, Kopuchian C, Tubaro PL, Lougheed SC. 2014. Pleistocene divergence, range expansion, and secondary contact followed by gene flow between mitochondrial lineages of a widespread Neotropical songbird (Zonotrichia capensis). Biological Journal of…
Congratulations to postdoc Scott Taylor and his co-authors for another paper resulting from his PhD research at Queen’s University: Burg T, Taylor SA, Lemmen K, Gaston AJ, Friesen VL. 2014. Postglacial population differentiation potentially facilitated by a flexible migratory strategy in golden-crowned kinglets (Regulus satrapa). Canadian Journal of Zoology 92: 163-172.
Taylor SA, White TA, Hochacka W, Ferretti V, Curry R, Lovette I. Climate-mediated Movement of an Avian Hybrid Zone Reveals Temporal Variation in Selection and Introgression. American Society of Naturalists. 2014. Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA. Jan 13 – 15.
Congratulations to graduate student Marjorie Weber for winning the Ed Rickets Award for Outstanding Student Presentation at the American Society of Naturalists meeting in Asilomar, CA for her talk “The Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Traits that Mediate Defense Mutualisms.”
Irby Lovette, Jake Berv, David Bonter, and Brian Lazzaro are presently leading the 10th iteration of BioEE2650 in Kenya: http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/department/courses/2650/BIOEE_2650/Home.html
Freeman, B.2014.Sexual niche partitioning in two species of New Guinean Pachycephala whistlers. Journal of Field Ornithology 85: 23-30.
Postdoc Scott Taylor just gave a seminar on his hybrid zone research at the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia” in Buenos Aries, Argentina
Congratulations to Holly for passing her oral PhD A-exam in the Field of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology!
Congratulations to grad student Holly Lutz for being awarded a year-long fellowship for collaborative work, the Lester Armour, William A. & Stella Rowley Fellowship from the Field Museum of Natural History.
Congratulations to Dan and Mike for their new paper: Baldassarre, D. T.and Webster, M. S. 2013. Experimental evidence that extra-pair mating drives asymmetrical introgression of a sexual trait. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280: 20132175. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2175.
Kate is spending the Fall semester at sea, first collecting fishes aboard NOAA Ship H.B. Bigelow off the east coast of the USA, then traveling to the east coast of Australia to collect Pacific Ocean fish samples.
Daniel Baldassarre’s paper on extra pair mating in the Australian red-backed fairy-wren is published and Dan and Mike are featured in the popular press! “Fooled by a sharpie! Cheating birds steered to fidelity with red marker” NBC News “Painted fairy wrens quite the casanova” ABC News Australia “Cheating Fairywrens” AAAS…
Fuller Postdoc Leo Campagna just presented a talk on the phylogeography of the rufous-collared sparrow at the Argentine Ornithology meeting in La Pampa, Argentina.
Postdoc Scott Taylor just gave a departmental seminar at the University of Rochester: Temporal genomic analysis of a moving avian hybrid zone. EEB Seminar Series. University of Rochester
Congratulations to postdoc Scott Taylor and his co-authors for another paper resulting from his PhD research at Queen’s University: Boutilier S, Taylor SA, Morris-Pocock JA, Lavoie R, Friesen VL. 2014. Evidence for genetic differentiation among Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia) populations in North America. Conservation Genetics 15: 275-281.
Congratulations to postdoc Scott Taylor and his co-authors for another paper resulting from his PhD research at Queen’s University: Jeyasingham W, Taylor SA, Zavalaga CB, Simeone A, Friesen VL. 2013. Specialization to cold water upwellings facilitates gene flow in seabirds: additional evidence from the Peruvian pelican, Pelecanus thagus (Aves: Pelecanidae).…
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…