Late Lunch Talk: Speciation in the Australian long-tailed finch

Late Lunch Talk by Callum McDiarmid from Macquarie University (Australia)

In the northern tropics of Australia the eastern and western subspecies of long-tailed finch Poephila acuticauda form a zone of hybridisation. For my PhD I will address a number of questions with this system, including studying breeding dynamics within the hybrid zone, asking how sperm and acoustics may be contributing to reproductive isolation, as well as a genomic component. In this talk I will outline our current state of knowledge for this intriguing system and my PhD plans. 


Published Dec. 4, 2018 10:30 AM - Last modified Mar. 8, 2021 2:34 PM