Here is a UBC press release.
Delmore, K.E., J.W. Fox, and D.E. Irwin. 2012. Dramatic intraspecific differences in migratory routes, stopover sites and wintering areas revealed using light-level geolocators. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, published online ahead of print.
This paper is getting quite a bit of coverage in the popular press:
Kira’s CBC Radio interview with Daybreak South host Chris Walker
Huffington Post: “Birds with backpacks help UBC track bird migration“
Maclean’s: “Tiny backpacks show birds don’t always flock together“
Vancouver Sun: “B.C. birds lug backpacks along migration, fill them with data”
The Province: “Backpack-toting birds give UBC researchers something to crow about”
Birdwatch Magazine: “Swainson’s thrushes keep their distance”
ScienceDaily: “Backpack-toting birds help researchers reveal migratory divide, conservation hotspots”
Congrats to Julie, Dave, and Kira on their student talk awards!!! Details below:
Julie Lee-Yaw: Stoye Award from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, for her talk on ” Evidence for reduced feeding performance in a contact zone between long-toed salamander subspecies,” presented at the World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, BC, 8-14 August 2012.
David Toews: Student presentation award from the Society of Canadian Ornithologists, for his talk on “Introgression in the yellow-rumped warbler species complex: can variation in migratory behavior explain differences in mitochondrial genotype and phenotype in a cryptic hybrid zone?” Presented at the 5th North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, BC, 14-18 August 2012.
Kira Delmore: Student presentation award from Bird Studies Canada for her talk on “Tracking Swainson’s thrushes along divergent migratory pathways using light-level geolocators,” presented at the 5th North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, BC, 14-18 August 2012.
Excellent talks were also given at the NAOC-V by MSc student Haley Kenyon (“Can song discriminate between MacGillivray’s and mourning warblers in a narrow hybrid zone?”) and postdoctoral researchers Dr. Sampath Seneviratne (“Phenotypic and genetic variation across hybrid zones between three allospecies of sapsuckers”) and Dr. Miguel Alcaide (“Genomics of a ring species, the greenish warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides“).
Irwin, D.E. 2012. Local adaptation along smooth ecological gradients causes phylogeographic breaks and phenotypic clustering. American Naturalist, online Ahead of Print. (http://www.jstor.org/stable/info/10.1086/666002) Link
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