Lab News

Nov. 2017 paper in PNAS uses Grinnell Resurvey data to show that California birds breed 9 days earlier than a century ago to keep up with climate warming.

Kelly Iknayan and Sarah MacLean present at the inaugural AOS conference in Aug. 2017

Recent lab publications in Current Biology, Global Change Biology, Ecosphere, Ecology and Society,  Journal of Animal Ecology, and Journal of Applied Ecology

Morelli et al. was top 1% of downloads from over 22,000 articles published in PLoS ONE in 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher Eric Riddell joins lab fall 2017 to work on physiological-based models of geographic range with the Grinnell Resurvey

Steve sabbaticals  as a Fellow of the Wissenschaftkolleg zu Berlin (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)

Nathan van Schmidt’s  poster attracts media attention at the SCB meeting in Madison

Recent Lab publications in TREE, PloS One, Remote Sensing,  BioScience,  Condor, and Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Kelly Iknayan completes Grinnell resurveys throughout the Great Basin desert

Sean Peterson receives AOU Research Award grant

Steve elected as a AAAS Fellow (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Congrats to Dr, Laurie Hall for completing her Ph.D. entitled “Linked Landscapes: Metapopulation Connectivity of Secretive Wetland Birds” while teaching at Humboldt State University

Postdoctoral Research Andre Lima joins lab to research tropical bird life histories

Steve receives NSF grant to conduct next round of Grinnell Resurveys in California deserts

Ph.D. students Sean Peterson and Tierne Nickel join lab in fall 2015

Sarah MacLean initiates Grinnell Resurveys in the Central Valley

Postdoctoral Researcher Juan Li (Kate) from China joins lab to research influence of climate change on snow leopards

Laurie Hall’s Landscape Genetics toolbox review is published in Landscape Ecology.

Kelly Iknayan receives an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to support Grinnell resurveys of desert birds

Brazilian student Joana Araujo is visiting the lab with Currasow data

Former visiting Brazilian Francisco Denes and Steve publish a review on estimating abundance of unmarked animals in Methods in Ecology & Evolution.

Henry Streby’s study of Golden-winged Warbler movement to avoid tornadoes in Current Biology makes big news!

Recent Lab publications in Global Change Biology, Landscape Ecology, and PeerJ

Sarah MacLean and Kelly Iknayan awarded 2014 NSF Graduate Fellowships

Steve Beissinger becomes President-Elect of the American Ornithologists’ Union

Recent lab publications include Iknayan, et al. 2014 on detecting diversity in TREE, Tarwater & Beissinger 2013 on opposing selection and optimal timing of parrotlet breeding in PNAS and Smith et al. 2013 on evaluating species distribution models using Grinnell resurvey sites in Ecography

Postdocs Karl Berg and Sean Maher win jobs as professors!

Prestigious fellowships awarded to Ph.D. students Sarah MacLean (Berkeley’s Chancellor’s), Soorim Song (Samsung), and Nathan van Schmidt (NSF).

Postdoc Henry receives 2013 Cooper Ornithological Society Young Professional Award (3rd consecutive year our lab has been so honored)

Former Postdoc Corey Tarwater awarded 2013 American Ornithologists’ Union Young Investigator Award

Kelly Iknayan joins the lab for Ph.D. studies supported by the Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology

Postdoc Karl Berg leading the 25th consecutive year of Green-rumped Parrotlet studies in Venezuela

Laurie Hall catches the 100th Foothills Black Rail for her study of dispersal and connectivity.

Lab alum Morgan Tingley receives the Young Professional Award of the Cooper Ornithological Society for his doctoral work on climate change,

the 2nd consecutive year a lab member was chosen (Karl Berg 2011)!

Recent lab publications in Ecology Letters on parrotlet dispersal, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London on climate-related decline of Beldings ground squirrel and

parrotlet vocal learning, Global Change Biology on avian elevational range shifts, and Ecological Applications on grazing impacts on rails.

Laurie Hall passes prelims with flying colors!

Nathan VanSchmidt’s paper on the effects of PDBEs on gonadal development in the northern leopard frog appears in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Congrats to lab alum Dr. Morgan Tingley for selection as a 2012 Smith Fellow!

Postdoc Karl Berg joins lab to continue parrotlet vocal studies

Postdoc Toni Lyn Morelli moves on to climate-change planning in Democratic Republic of Congo for International Office of U.S. Forest Service

Steve Beissinger is on sabbatical Spring semester 2012

New doctoral student Nathan Schmidt joins the lab

Steve Beissinger received the 2010 William Brewster Memorial Award of the American Ornithologists’ Union

Congrats to Dr. Morgan Tingely who completed his dissertation in May 2011 and began a postdoc at Princeton

Black Rail Project receives a second NSF grant to conduct mulitdisciplinary studies of the Sierra Foothills wetlands

Postdoc Corey Tarwater, and recent graduates Ben Risk and Jen Wang each had papers recently published in Ecology.

Recent lab papers appear in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Ecology, and Proceedings of the Royal Society of London

The Parrotlet Project is featured as a research profile in the 22 July 2011 issue of Science