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Evolutionary Applications features CTR genomic research on migratory birds

The journal Evolutionary Applications featured the article, “Leveraging genomics to understand threats to migratory birds,” on the cover of its June 2021 print journal. Co-authors of the paper include Assistant Adjunct Professor Brenda Larison and Professor Thomas Smith of UCLA’s Center for Tropical Research.

“Understanding how risk factors affect populations across their annual cycle is a major challenge for conserving migratory birds. For example, disease outbreaks may happen on the breeding grounds, the wintering grounds, or during migration and are expected to accelerate under climate change. The ability to identify the geographic origins of impacted individuals, especially outside of breeding areas, might make it possible to predict demographic trends and inform conservation decision-making.” 

The full Open Access article is available to read for free online.