Congrats to Kathryn and her co-authors Theresa Burg and Ken Otter for their recent paper in Global Change Biology. One of Kathryn's main thesis chapters, this paper describes the relationship between human landscape disturbance and hybridization between black-capped and mountain chickadees. Our local work with the Boulder Chickadee Study is attempting to understand the mechanism underlying this continental correlation between hybridization and human landscape disturbance.
Read more about this work here: https://www.colorado.edu/today/2022/10/28/chickadee-you-see-sitting-tree-it-might-be-hybrid
And here: https://www.audubon.org/news/in-rockies-human-activity-paves-way-hybrid-bird-boom
Kathryn's work has been covered by 20 different news outlets as well as in a commentary that you can find here. With an Altmetric score of 163 her paper is in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric. Congrats Kathryn!