DIGG Proposal Recommended
Carl Oliveros, a KU Ph.D ecology and evolutionary biology student, has learned that his DIGG proposal has been recommended for funding. The title of the project is "Disentangling phylogenetic relationships in an explosive bird radiation." Oliveros, who is mentored by Rob Moyle, will be using next-generation DNA sequencing to generate hundreds of markers for phylogenetic analysis of the bird family Zosteropidae. This family has one of the fastest diversification rates among terrestrial vertebrates, and standard DNA sequencing has proven insufficient to decipher relationships in this group.