Our newest graduate student just presented a great talk in Estes Park on the results of her MS research at the University of Arizona: Aguillon, S. M.; Duckworth, R. A.: RESOURCE-MEDIATED BEHAVIORAL DYNAMICS AMONG KIN DRIVE DISPERSAL IN FIRST-YEAR WESTERN BLUEBIRDS (SIALIA MEXICANA)
In what is becoming a tradition, a team of three Cornell undergrads (junior Eric Gulson, senior Teresa Pegan, and recently graduated Andy Johnson ’14) destroyed all competition to win the annual ornithological quiz bowl, soundly beating the LSU graduate student team in the final round. Congratulations to these incredibly well-rounded…
Congratulations to recently graduated Cornell student Andy Johnson for his talk derived from his honors thesis: Johnson, A. S.; Perz, J. S.; Senner, N. R.; Nol, E.; Lovette, I. J.; Van Doren, B. M.: CONNECTING HABITATS AND HEMISPHERES: NON-STOP MIGRATORY FLIGHTS IN WHIMBRELS (NUMENIUS PHAEOPUS)
Most of our lab group is in (or headed towards) Estes Park, Colorado for the annual ornithology conference. Even before the main AOU/COS meeting got underway, graduate student Nick Mason co-led a well attended pre-meeting workshop on programming in R. Nick is also the Chair of the Student Affairs committee…
Welcome back! At our first lab meeting of the semester Nick Mason presented a methods paper on Sequence Capture using PCR-generated Probes (SCPP – pronounced “skip”) by Penalba et al. This may provide an affordable method for phylogenetic studies making use of about 25-100 loci. Take a look and see…
A warm welcome to new PhD student Stepfanie Aguillon, who is co-advised by Irby and Rick Harrison in the Field of EEB. Stepfanie comes to us after having completed a BS and MS at the University of Arizona, where she worked in collaboration with Dr. Renee Duckworth on the behavioral…
Congratulations to Dan and his co-authors for their forthcoming cover article: ” Baldassarre, D. T., White, T. A., Karubian, J. and Webster, M. S. 2014. Genomic and morphological analysis of a semi-permeable avian hybrid zone suggests asymmetrical introgression of a sexual signal. Evolution. doi: 10.1111/evo.12457.”
Warmest of congratulations to Yula on the completion of her dissertation and the awarding of her PhD!!!
Grad student Nick Mason and undergraduate Mary Margaret Ferraro are back from their collecting trip to Mexico, having succeeded in getting good samples of their target species and numerous other specimens for the CUMV and their collaborating Mexican institutions. Particular kudos to Nick for arranging this expedition on his own…
Leo just gave a well-received talk on Sporophila genomics in one of the very last sessions at this year’s Evolution conference.
Graduate student Sahas Barve just presented a talk on his collaborative study with grad student Nick Mason: “Cavity nesting makes flycatchers fecund and fly farther”. Evolution 2014, Raleigh North Carolina
Kate just presented at talk on “Beloniformes of the western North Atlantic” at the Hollings Symposium in Silver Spring, MD.
Nick presents a talk on his collaboration with Scott on redpoll genomics: Mason, N.A. and S.A. Taylor. Differentially expressed genes unite phenotypes despite undifferentiated anonymous loci in the phenotypically diverse redpoll finches (Acanthis). Evolution 2014. Raleigh, North Carolina.
Kate has a fellowship to spend the summer working with Bruce Collette, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC on beloniform fishes.
Taylor SA, White TA, Hochacka W, Ferretti V, Curry R, Lovette I. Spatiotemporally consistent signature of reproductive isolation in a moving hybrid zone. Society for the Study of Evolution. 2014. Raleigh, NC.
Congratulations to new alumna Camille Shaw ’14 on her new research tech position in the Delgutte Lab at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
We all welcome Bronwyn Butcher to her new position as the lab manager for the Lovette Lab/Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program.
Congratulations to Nancy Chen for presenting and defending her dissertation on the “Genomics of population decline in the Florida Scrub-Jay.”
Undergraduate Taylor Heaton is back at Cornell’s Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island for the summer, continuing her studies of sex ratios and behavior in Herring and Black-backed Gulls.
Warmest of congratulations to graduate student Jake Berv for being awarded a prestigious three-year NSF graduate research fellowship!!!