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
October 2016 Welcome visiting PhD student Natali Hurtado Miranda who is visiting from the lab of Guillermo D’Elía at Universidad Austral de Chile. Natali is investigating the role of the Andean rivers in the speciation of sigmodontine rodents.
October 2016 Ed Myer’s new paper (first joint Burbrink/Hicker-lab effort): “Asynchronous diversification of snakes in the North American warm deserts” Journal of Biogeography