Here you can find some recent news and events, as well as a selection of recent papers and any new members that have joined the EGI.
Bird Ringing Demonstration at Farmoor Res Oxon, 25th February 2012
An international collaboration, led by the Netherlands and the UK, and involving the EGI, publishes the great tit genome in Nature Communications today. This high quality genome assembly details genome evolution, selection, demographic history and remarkably low population structure across multiple populations of the great tit, and suggests that selection has disproportionately targeted genes associated with learning and memory. The paper also reports analyses of the methylome, and shows links between methylation and selection across the genome. Link to paper here.
Andy Gosler has been awarded a Follow-on grant of £100,000 by AHRC to develop a Global Curator Network for EWA, the Ethno-ornithology World Archive. The Network will consist of indigenous community experts, academics and practitioners in ecology, conservation, ethnobiology and linguistics who will be able to curate entries for the archive.
Dr. Stuart Wigby, February 4, 2016
Position: BBSRC David Phillips Research Fellow
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Cormorant preening, Skomer