We had a great Darwin Day this year. Our lab put in a strong show – a team effort showcasing a bit of all we do. Overall a fun outreach event.
I am teaching my genomics & bioinformatics (graduate) course this spring. It has gone well in past years and was popular with students.
As 2018 comes to an end, I am going to be out of office the rest of the month. It’s been a busy year, probably the busiest since starting this lab. thanks are due to my students (and former members) of the lab as we pushed on through some setbacks and limited resources at times. I’ll use this opportunity to reflect on some significant things this year New people We were joined this year by Ph.D student James Alfieri. We…
Four undergraduate researchers (Savannah Butters, Elizabeth Berry, Lauren Arnold, and Daniella Burleson) working on the captive junglefowl colony as part of the CEFAM project under Travis Williams presented at the Aggie Research Program on their ongoing work on behavioral studies of captive populations. Well done guys!
New paper from Athrey’s postdoc was published recently in BMC Genomics. Check it out
Global Big day (birding) is May 13th this year. Its a great opportunity for amateur and professional birders to support bird conservation and participate in this global citizen science project. Check out more details here.
With the increased attention that golden-cheeked warblers are getting, with efforts to delist the species, I believe it is a great opportunity to educate and inform the lay population, as well as the very active birding community it Texas, about what the demographic recovery means and what it doesn’t. To follow up my talks in the last year with Audubon San Antonio and Texas Ornithological Society, I will be talking about this topic at Travis Audubon in May this year.
Darwin Day was celebrated on Feb 19th at TAMU. Nice art submissions and some fun activities for young naturalists were on offer.
The EEB program at Texas A&M will celebrate Darwin Day this year on February 19th.