About Me

My research focuses on evolutionary biology, genomics, and molecular ecology, primarily—but not exclusively—in avian systems. Much of my work relies on combining genetic data with other phenotypic, behavioural, and biogeographic information to make inferences about evolutionary processes. I take advantage of the replicated patterns in species radiations, particularly the continental radiation of New World warblers, and my field research has focused on studying contact zones and hybrids zones in warblers and wrens in North America.

I am an Assistant Professor in Department of Biology at Pennsylvania State University. I am currently forming a research lab; please see the Prospective Researchers section of this website for more information, or contact me via email about any interest in graduate or postdoctoral mentorship.


2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello,

    I am Randy Podoll from Sturgis, SD and the northern Black Hills. I have photos of a hybrid warbler that I took in 2011 that looks practically identical to your 3-warbler hybrid. At the time I called it a Chestnut-sided X Golden-winged warbler singing a Chestnut-sided song. This is an area that has had a few nesting Chestnut-sided warblers and one typical female Golden-winged feeding two hybrid immatures(I believe she mated with a Yellow-rumped Warbler). If you are interested in photos and/or other info let me know. I am not a internet media wizard but I put a couple photos on Flickr to share with SD birders when I saw this article.

    Randy Podoll
    Sturgis, Sd

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