Scott Taylor: Evolutionary genomics of arctic and alpine birds
Scott Taylor (CU Boulder)
INSTAAR Seminar Series. Hybrid event, in person and via Zoom
Location: SEEC S372 A and B, Third-floor conference center adjacent to Earth Lab offices. 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder, CO
Audience: All are welcome
After presentation: There will be time for informal discussion with the speaker after the presentation; cookies and coffee will be served.
Abstract: Arctic and alpine birds are experiencing rapid environmental change, yet for many species we still lack an understanding of their evolutionary history or adaptive potential. How distinct are arctic and alpine species? What regions of the genome underlie their adaptations to these harsh environments? Will they be able to adapt fast enough to persist in the future? In my talk I will highlight three different studies that provide insight into arctic and alpine bird evolution and adaptation. During the talk I will discuss species diversity of rosy finches and redpolls finches, the mechanisms that allowed rosy finches to become the highest elevation breeding birds in North American, and the genomic regions that underlie astounding spatial memory in chickadees.
Monday, September 25 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC), S372 A and B
4001 Discovery Dr., Boulder, CO 80309