23rd August 2017: Off to give a talk on Heliconius mate preference genetics in Köln, one of my favourite cities in Germany. Also just heard that our new postdoc Chi-Yun Kuo will be arriving in Munich in September, soon to be followed by new PhD student Matteo Rossi
4th August 2017: Review paper on The Biology of Color published in Science. This is the product of a great meeting in Berlin last year focussed on animal colouration, and organised by Tim Caro, Devi Stewart-West and Cassie Stoddard .
26th June 2017: Excited to be giving a talk in Innsbruck. Exceptionally beautiful setting …
14th June 2017: John Davey’s fantastic paper on (the lack of) inversions between H. cydno and H. melpomene published in Evolution Letters.
8th June 2017: Claire Mèrot’s paper on different levels of reproductive isolation in Heliconius is finally published and available here.
30th May 2017: We are looking to fill a funded PhD position on behavioural isolation in Heliconius butterflies. Details can be found here, and the deadline for applications is 20th June 2017. Please direct questions to merrill ‘at’ biologie.uni-muenchen.de.
29th May 2017: New postdoc joining the lab! Very excited that we will be joined by Chi-Yun Kuo , who will be starting this summer.
1st April 2017: Deadline on Friday 21st April! Funding is available for a postdoc position to work on preference behaviours and speciation in Heliconius butterflies. More details can be here. (Applications should be sent to this address.) (Position now filled)
March 2017: In Berlin … on the way to LMU: I am currently in Berlin, attempting to learn German, before starting at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich in April. I will soon be advertising funded postdoc and PhD positions here, but please feel free to contact me informally if you are interested in working on behavioural genetics in Heliconius butterflies.