This week we’re pleased to welcome a big group of new contributors to the blog. By way of introduction, I asked each of them to answer a few quick questions about him- or herself. —Jeremy
Who are you?
Where are you?
I’m a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington and Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, in Seattle.
What do you study?
I’m in John Klicka’s lab, where we’re broadly concerned with analyzing and archiving avian biodiversity using genomic data and natural history museum specimen collections. My (nascent) dissertation work is focused on the role of natural selection in driving divergence in a lineage of tropical kingfishers distributed along an elevational gradient. My more-realized research has focused on the contribution of ecology and geography in determining phylogeographic structure.
What do you do when you’re not studying it?
I spend a lot of time running, climbing, and ski touring in the Cascades, compulsively reading the news, and writing (most frequently at http://beyondtheranges.wordpress.com). I’m usually in search of my next cup of coffee.