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October 13, 2021

2212 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada

host: Irwin Lab

Title: On the Origin of Species On Islands: Signal Divergence and Speciation in Solomon Island Flycatchers

Abstract: My long-term work in the Solomon Islands takes advantage of a single species of bird with populations on the verge of splitting into several species. Described by Ernst Mayr as an exemplar case of incipient speciation, populations of the Monarcha castaneiventris vary in plumage color and song throughout the Solomon Archipelago. For the past 12 years, we have explored the ecology, evolution and genetics of plumage and song diversification, using a combination of field observations/experiments and genomic approaches.

Biodiversity Research Seminar Series (BRS)

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