May 2017 Welcome to the lab! New visiting PhD student Pedro Taucce from the lab of Celio Haddad of the São Paulo State University (Unesp), Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil. Pedro is using acoustic and molecular data to delimit cryptic frog species as well as reconstruct their evolutionary history. Pedro is now focusing on using anchored phylogenomics to understand the diversification and evolution of some leaf-litter dwelling frogs (the Ischnocnema guentheri complex) within the Brazilian Atlantic forest.
May 2017 New methods paper for Xander’s R package: Multi‐DICE: R package for comparative population genomic inference under hierarchical co‐demographic models of independent single‐population size changes in Molecular Ecology Resources
April 2017 Funded working group at iDiv with Rosemary Gillespie (sEcoEvo – Biodiversity Dynamics – The Nexus Between Space & Time)
February 2017 Welcome to the lab! New Postdoctoral researcher Laura Bertola, who will be focusing on comparative adaptive genomics.
February 2017 Welcome to the lab! New visiting PhD student Vanessa Bonatti who is visiting from the lab of Tiago Mauricio Francoy of the Universidade de São Paulo.Vanessa is using RAD data to infer the demographic history of Melipona subnitida, a stingless bee of Northeast of Brazil
January 2017 New paper by Sara Lipshutz, Isaac Overcast and collaborators Elizabeth Derryberry and Rob Brumfield in Molecular Ecology “Behavioral response to song and genetic divergence in two subspecies of white-crowned sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophrys)“
October 2016 New paper: Joint Burbrink/BrianSmith/Hicker-lab effort “Asynchronous demographic responses to Pleistocene climate change in Eastern Nearctic vertebrates” Ecology Letters