I'm a graduate student in the Burns lab at San Diego State University studying animal behavior and hybridization between Allen's (Selasphorus sasin) and Rufous (Selasphorus rufous) Hummingbird.

From March through May I'll be conducting field work, traveling throughout the California coast, eventually advancing into Southern Oregon. I'll provide updates and pictures on my travels as often as possible.

News: We've officially been award a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)! "The National Science Foundation hereby awards a grant of $xxx to San Diego State University for support of the project entitled 'Collaborative Research: Admixture mapping of a hybrid zone to test Tinbergen's emancipation hypothesis'. This award starts April 15, 2017 and ends March 31, 2020." The project this grant is funding is described on the "Research" page.                             


Brian Myers
PhD Candidate
San Diego State University
Department of Biology