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.”

Naturalist Nights at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Scott gives talks about the Peruvian guano islands

April 3, 2018

At the beginning of March, Scott gave two informal talks on the ecology and history of the Peruvian guano islands as part of the Naturalist Nights series at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and in Carbondale for Roaring Fork Audubon. He revisited stories of field work from his PhD...

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Kathryn gives keynote talk at inaugural Boulder Nerd Nite

Jan. 22, 2018

Kathryn recently gave the keynote talk at Boulder’s inaugural Nerd Nite to a packed house of ~100 people. Her informal talk focused on the main topic of her dissertation, hybridization in human-altered habitats, and introduced the audience to some of the labs favorite things including 1) hybridization, 2) birds (specifically...


Kathryn publishes her first dissertation paper in TREE

Jan. 15, 2018

Congratulations to Kathryn, who recently published her first dissertation chapter in Trends in Ecology and Evolution! Her paper explores the causes, consequences, and experimental utility of human-mediated hybridization across a diversity of taxa and is an excellent synthesis of our current understanding of the topic. The review relates to Kathryn's...

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Galapagos bound

Dec. 29, 2017

Scott will be heading to the Galápagos Islands from Jan 3 - 14, 2018 with 10 CU Boulder undergraduates as part of the CU boulder Global Seminars program. They'll visit could forests outside of Quito, Ecuador, followed by three islands in the Galápagos archipelago during their 12 day trip. Stay...

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Congratulations Amanda!

Nov. 11, 2017

Amanda was recently awarded the James S McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship for understanding dynamic and multi-scale systems . She can take this fellowship anywhere in the world and it provides support and research funding for 2-3 years. The focus of the JMSF is to develop and apply theory and tools...