CEES Extra seminar (1/2): Insights from avian hybridization into the origin and maintenance of biodiversity
By Scott A. Taylor from University of Colorado Boulder
What generates and maintain biological diversity? This major question in evolutionary biology has fascinated scientists for centuries and continues to drive new and exciting research. Explore recent findings that examine avian hybridization in chickadees and warblers to gain a better understanding of divergence and speciation in birds. From the genetic basis of feather color to metabolic pathways that differ between closely related species, this work is helping us better understand what makes species different, and how those differences contribute to the maintenance of avian biodiversity.
Scott A. Taylor
University of Colorado Boulder