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AOS & SCO-SOC 2021 Meeting

Burns lab members past and present will be well represented at this week’s virtual American Ornithological Society Conference. Here is a list of presentations that include former and current Burns lab members (in bold). Current members also have an asterisk. … Continue reading

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Congrats Nick – a year late!

Nick Vinciguerra is back in San Diego for a visit, so this gave us a chance for a little in-person celebration of his MS defense since we couldn’t celebrate in person last year. Organized by Jenna – a little bird … Continue reading

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Burns Lab Updates Spring 2021

Time for an update of Burns lab news from the past 6 months. First off, I would like to highlight three recent papers by Burns lab students: Nick Vinciguerra published one of the chapters of his MS thesis, looking at … Continue reading

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Burns Lab Updates

It’s been a while since I updated this page, but a lot has happened in the Burns lab in the past 1.5 years or so. Of course, Covid has been challenging, but we are still continuing, and there are many … Continue reading

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2020 Virtual NAOC

Burns lab members past and present will be well represented at next week’s virtual North American Ornithological Conference. In a perfect world, this meeting was going to be in Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, the conference and talks look awesome. Here is … Continue reading

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2019 AOS in Anchorage

  Burns lab members past and present will be well represented at next week’s American Ornithological Society Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. Here is a list of presentations by both former and current Burns lab members (in bold): Wednesday 1100 Population … Continue reading

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Congratulations Rosalyn!

Congratulations to Rosalyn Price-Waldman for successfully defended her MS thesis. Her project investigated the interplay of natural and sexual selection in diversification. Rosalyn will begin working on her PhD in Cassie Stoddard’s lab at Princeton this fall. She will be … Continue reading

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Welcome Ben!

The Burns lab welcomes new MS student Ben Scott. Ben received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Occidental College. While at Occidental, Ben worked in the Moore Lab of Zoology with John McCormack on phylogeny and trait evolution of … Continue reading

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Rosalyn at Molecular Evolution Workshop

Rosalyn had a busy summer, starting with two weeks working with collaborators in the Faircloth lab at LSU and ending with ten days at the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Workshop on Molecular Evolution in Woods Hole, MA. The workshop provided an … Continue reading

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Origin of Darwin’s Finches

Darwin’s finches are a classic example of adaptive radiation, but few studies have attempted to reconstruct the biogeographic origins of Darwin’s finches. Burns lab MS student Erik Funk studied this question in the third chapter of his thesis which was … Continue reading

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