Congratulations to our PhD students, all of whom were awarded the Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant!!!
With his funds, Erik will survey two regions in the mountains of Montana and Idaho where hybridization between gray-crowned rosy finches and black rosy finches has been reported.
Kathryn will perform genomic analyses of black-capped and mountain chickadees to study patterns of hybridization relative to human-mediated disturbances.
Angela will investigate the role that parasites play in maintaining species boundaries by looking at how blood-feeding fly larvae affect the fitness of hybrid chickadees.