New paper published in BMC Research Notes, "Identification and characterization of microsatellite loci in two socially complex old world tropical babblers (Family Timaliidae)". The 16 microsatellite markers described in this paper will be used to assess genetic parentage and relatedness within social groups and describe the genetic mating system of these socially complex species. 🔗
Invited to give a guest lecture in Biogeography at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Had fun introducing the "Biogeography of Endemic Rainforest Birds of the Malay Archipelago" to undergraduates. Impressed that they remained alert throughout an 8 a.m. class!
Hubbard Brook has a new science education book for children and I'm a character in the book (Sara, the bird guide)! I was involved early on as a science advisor and am so happy that it is available now for my nephews and their friends to read and learn about the New England forests.
For more information and Supplementary Teaching Materials: http://hubbardbrookfoundation.org/classroom-resources/seeking-the-wolf-tree/
Contact the author, Natalie Cleavitt (nlc4 at cornell.edu), for more information.