Angela and Erik were both awarded a Graduate Student Research Award from the Society of Systematic Biologists!!
This will help fund Erik’s investigation of the Gray-crowned / Black Rosy-Finch hybrid zone in Montana and Idaho. The money will be used to sequence individuals to evaluate introgression and to better understand the genetic basis of plumage variation in this group.
Angela’s award will go toward studies investigating the impacts of parasitism on hosts with varying levels of genetic admixture.
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