Anna and Nina presented at the Unveil Symposium on the Evolutionary Genomics of Adaptation at the Flathead BIological Station in Montana.
Nicolas and Nina presented at Cornell's Center for Vertebrate Genomics Symposium.
Nicolas presented at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Rochester, New York.
New paper: Phylogeography with almost 200 full mitochondrial genome sequences!
Nicolas just had his first paper published, resulting from a collaboration with Jeremy Searle's Lab here at Cornell. Analyzing almost 200 full mitochondrial genome sequences that had resulted as a side-product from our low-coverage whole genome sequence of Atlantic silversides sampled across their distribution range, Nicolas illustrated how much more resolution longer sequences provide for phylogeography. He showed that the level of regional structuring is much stronger than previously reported for this species and he reconstructed the demographic history of the species, showing that there had been multiple waves of postglacial recolonization of northern locations. The article was highlighted by an editorial comment in the journal Marine Biology. Congratulation Nicolas!
Check out the paper here.