Ornithology Research

Research in Ornithology is quite broad, including studies of phylogeny, phylogeography, genomics, distribution, diversity, ecology, and conservation of birds.


The Ornithology collection has grown and continues to grow, thanks to the efforts of the division's staff, students and associates.

a small bird with a red and black head, green wings and yellow underbelly, held by a hand

Moyle Lab

Foci: Systematics, Genomics, Population Genetics, and Biogeography of avian systems in Southeast Asia and the tropical Pacific.

Eight members of the Moyle Lab standing outdoors with Colorado mountains behind them

Peterson Lab

Foci: Systematics, Distributional Ecology, Historical Biogeography and Disease Transmission.

three members of the Peterson Lab outdoors with two tripods set up, all facing two mountains