The Auk 2018 Biogeographic origins of Darwin's finches (Thraupidae: Coerebinae)

Congratulations Erik!

May 24, 2018

The latest edition of The Auk: Ornithological Advances will contain a paper by our very own Erik Funk, which is the product of his work as a Masters student at San Diego State University under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Burns. Erik reconstructed the ancestral range of Darwin’s finches and...

The Great Taylor Lab Bakeoff 2018

Announcing the 2018 Star Baker: Dom Wagner!!!

May 24, 2018

Dom’s Cheddar Herb Bread really took the cake at the first annual Great Taylor Lab Bakeoff. He properly proved both his bread and his baking skills. Good bake! The rest of the competition was as stiff as a good sourdough starter, and we applaud everyone who entered. Thank you to...

Congratulations Katherine!

Katherine is awarded multiple grants!

May 2, 2018

Congrats to Katherine Feldmann, one of our undergraduate researchers, for fully funding her upcoming research with a UROP Individual Grant, an NSF funded REU, and an EBIO Hesse grant! She recently presented a poster on her plans for the summer at an on-campus symposium, and we are excited to see...

AOS Graduate Presentations

Graduate students shine at AOS

May 2, 2018

Kathryn, Erik, and Angela all presented their ongoing research at the annual meeting of the American Ornithological Society in Tucson. Erik and Angela both presented posters on their plans for the upcoming field season and their broader thesis work, and Kathryn gave a talk about the influence of human disturbances...

Angela wins best poster, Kathryn wins best talk!

Congrats Angela, Congrats Kathryn!

May 2, 2018

At the EBIO Spring Student Research Symposium, Angela was recognized with the Best Graduate Poster award (graphic to the right) and Kathryn with the Best Graduate 12-minute talk award. Congratulations to you both, and great work!

Awardees of CU’s 2018 Research & Innovation Seed Grant

Awardees of CU’s 2018 Research & Innovation Seed Grant

April 18, 2018

Scott and Kathryn’s proposal, “Big data for a big problem: understanding how urbanization alters contemporary evolution using high-throughput sequencing and high-resolution animal tracking,” was fully funded. Congratulations to both him and Kathryn, who will be leading the exciting project!

AOS Plenary Speaker

2018 Early Professional Award Winner

April 18, 2018

Last week, the lab road tripped out to Tucson, Arizona for the 2018 meeting of the American Ornithological Society. As part of being recognized as the 2018 recipient of the Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award, Scott gave a plenary talk titled, "A bird’s eye view of the origin and...

Welcome Dom!

Welcome Dom!

April 18, 2018

We are excited to welcome to the lab a new postdoctoral researcher, Dominique Wagner! He completed his PhD at the University of Miami with a focus on variation in genomes and gene expression in Fundulus heteroclitus , and will continue to explore population level responses to changing environments in chickadees...

Beverly Sears Grant Awardees

Congrats, congrats, congrats!

April 3, 2018

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...

LSU Museum Seminar Series

Scott gives talk on avian hybrid zones

April 3, 2018

Scott was recently selected by the graduate students of the Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science to give a talk in the Museum Seminar Series. His March 16 th talk was titled “Insights from avian hybrid zones into the origin and maintenance of biodiversity.” http://www.lsu.edu/mns/education/museumseminar.php

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