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Auk Editor Pick: Genetic Drift Caught in Action in Invasive Birds

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Studies of island bird populations have taught us a lot about evolution, but it’s hard to catch birds in the act of naturally colonizing new islands. Instead, a new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances examines what’s happened by looking at the genetics of a species that arrived in Hawaii in the twentieth century through decidedly unnatural means—us. Read the press release at https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2018/01/17/genetic-drift-caught-in-action-in-invasive-birds/.

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