Published: April 8, 2020

Dom, Scott and collaborators Nancy Chen (U Rochester), Bob Curry (Villanova U), and Irby Lovette (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) just published a new paper on chickadee hybridization in Evolution. In this study we used temporal samples and a high-resolution genomic dataset to examine the hybrid zone between black-capped and Carolina chickadees. This hybrid zone is moving quickly in response to climate change and our new results point to some genomics regions that might be important for leading to low fitness of hybrid chickadees that are related to metabolism and neuronal signaling. You can read about our findings here.