[Taxacom] Overview / Reviews of Bird Phylogeny and Biology

Geoff Read gread at actrix.gen.nz
Wed May 5 15:05:58 CDT 2010


This new paper I came across yesterday may be of interest. It has a New
Zealand focus, but it should mention all the recent literature.

Trewick, S.A.; Gibb, G.C. (2010). Vicars, tramps and assembly of the New
Zealand avifauna: a review of molecular phylogenetic evidence. Ibis
152(2): 226-253.


Those interested in the NZ biogeography aspect can see a press release here:

Geoffrey B. Read, Ph.D.
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
gread at actrix.gen.nz

>>> On 6/05/2010 at 1:31 a.m., "Scott LaGreca" <SLaGreca at berkshiremuseum.org>
> Dear Colleagues,
> Our museum is gearing up for a special exhibition on Birds next year.
> I am the natural history staff member here, so I'm responsible for the
> scientific content of this exhibition. I want it to be stellar!
> My training is in botany, however, so I'm at a bit of a disadvantage
> here...
> Can anyone please direct me to some well‑received, *recent*
overviews /
> review papers (or websites, or other resources) on the following
> subjects:
> 1. Bird Phylogeny
> 2. Bird Morphology (in relation to Bird Phylogeny, of course)
> 3. Bird Ecology.
> The most important paper (or group of papers) I need is one on bird
> phylogeny. My training is in systematics, so I would love to feature a
> well‑illustrated, clear diagram of bird phylogeny as one the
panels of
> our special exhibition. I can work with our graphics people on this (to
> make it "friendly" to our general, non‑scientific visitor...) but
I need
> a starting point...
> Thanks in advance for any help you can give!
> Best wishes,
> Scott
> Scott LaGreca, PhD
> Natural Science Coordinator
> Berkshire Museum
> 39 South Street
> Pittsfield, MA  01201  USA
> TEL 413‑443‑7171, ext. 17
> FAX 413‑443‑2135
> slagreca at berkshiremuseum.org

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