Nature paper from the Burleigh Lab

Jay McEntee, a post-doctoral fellow in Gordon Burleigh’s lab, published an important new study in Nature Ecology & Evolution. The paper, “Tempo and timing of ecological trait divergence in bird speciation,” examines the relationship between the rate of evolutionary change (whether pulsed or gradual) and the formation of new species. They found that evolutionary change is not gradual (as is often assumed) but instead follows a pattern of relative stasis interspersed with pulses of rapid change. For more information see…https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0570-y