I’ve just returned from visiting the perpetual summer sunshine in Alaska for the annual AOS meeting! In collaboration with Jen Walsh and Gemma Clucas, I organized a symposium focused on avian hybrid zone research. We had a great set of speakers and had great attendance throughout the two sessions!
I presented on the second chapter of my dissertation where I use whole-genome sequencing of northern flickers to (finally!) identify differentiated regions of the genome and identify associations between genotype and phenotypic differences. Converting this project into a manuscript has been slow going for me, but I hope to have it written up and submitted for review in the next few months!