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New paper published reporting large collaborative effort to understand rat population genomics in 4 cities: NYC, New Orleans, Vancouver, and Salvador, Brazil. Full-text HTML and PDF
This work was also covered in the Washington Post.
Ph.D. student Liz Carlen featured in the New York Times for her work on the population genomics of urban pigeons
New preprint posted to BioRxiv with E.E. Puckett: “Brown rat demography reveals pre-commensal structure in eastern Asia prior to expansion into SE Asia during the Song dynasty”
New review paper on “Evolution of life in urban environments“ published in Science along with an explainer video. See coverage in CITYLAB, Yale e360, and the CBC. Click HERE for links to free HTML or PDF.
Three new papers published on evolutionary biology of rats including REU student coauthors Destiny Mims, Olivia Micci-Smith, and Laura Angley!
- Combs, M. et al. Spatial population genomics of the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) in New York City. Molecular Ecology doi:10.1111/mec.14437 (*covered in The Atlantic and many other sources)
- Puckett, E.E., et al. Genomic analyses identify multiple Asian origins and deeply diverged mitochondrial clades in inbred brown rats (Rattus norvegicus). Evolutionary Applications doi:10.1111/eva.12572
- Angley, L., et al. Spatial variation in the parasite communities and genomic structure of urban rats in New York City. Zoonoses and Public Health doi:10.1111/zph.12418