Category Archives: Burke

Rebecca Receives British Ornithologists’ Union Research Grant

Congratulations to Rebecca Harris for receiving a research grant from the BOU. The funds will support her dissertation work on the genomic structure of the Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava.

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Looks like a staged photo to me.

The Huffington Post recently contacted me about the authenticity of this photo that was circulating on the web. They wanted to get my opinion on whether or not a lizard could sit like this, and if the photo may have … Continue reading

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Trip to a Patagonian Lizard Hybrid Zone

Jared Grummer recently returned from a field expedition to a Liolaemus lizard hybrid zone in Argentina. This is part of his dissertation research aimed at studying speciation in the group. You can read a full report on his field expedition at … Continue reading

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NSF-Doctoral Dissertation Improvements Grants for Everyone!

We received some exciting news from NSF! Jared, Matt, and Rebecca each got their NSF-DDIG grants funded this year!  Matt and Jared applied to the Phylogenetic Systematics program, and they just heard the good news today. Rebecca submitted to the Evolutionary Genetics … Continue reading

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Matt wins Huey Award at SICB!

Matt McElroy received the 3rd annual Raymond B. Huey Award for the best student presentation at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) meeting. The competition is open to graduate students who are presenting independent research in ecology and … Continue reading

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