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Bell’s Vireo Conservation Genetics

Congrats to Luke Klicka who just published his MS thesis in Conservation Genetics. Luke studied genetic variation in the Bell’s Vireo across its range using both mtDNA sequences and a genome-wide analysis of SNP data. In the paper, he provides … Continue reading

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Welcome Amelia!

The Burns lab welcomes new MS student Amelia Demery this semester. She received her BS in Biology (emphasis: Zoology) from California Polytechnic State University in Pomona. At Cal Poly, Amelia participated in a variety of teaching, research, and outreach activities. … Continue reading

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Summer Meetings

Members of the Burns lab participated in a couple professional meetings this summer. Kevin Burns and former Burns lab students Nick Mason and Pascal Title attended the Evolution meetings in Guaruj√°, Brazil in June. Kevin presented a summary of the … Continue reading

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Congratulations Brian!

Brian Myers has received two grants to help fund his research on Rufous and Allen’s Hummingbirds. Brian is studying genetic divergence across these species. In particular, he is interested in the interplay of genetics and behavior across a hybrid zone … Continue reading

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Shannon successfully defends thesis!

Congratulations to Shannon Walsh who successfully defended her MS thesis on the Spotted Towhee of California’s Channel Islands. Shannon studied the genetics of the Spotted Towhee on the Channel Islands, comparing genetic diversity among the islands as well as comparing … Continue reading

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New paper on tanager song and habitat

Nick Mason recently published part of his MS thesis in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society on tanager song and habitat. In this paper, Nick looked for correlations between body size, habitat, and vocal characteristics across the evolutionary tree … Continue reading

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Burns lab research featured on Cornell site

Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology has highlighted some of our lab’s research on their new interactive web site “All About Fancy Males”. This is part of their “All About Bird Biology” series. The data featured was part of Allison Shultz’s MS … Continue reading

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