Applying for the DDIG

This fall, I’m taking my first shot at the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. My proposal is based on my work with wagtails. With my preliminary ddRAD data, I was able to infer a species tree for the genus Motacilla, however, these neutral markers are not tracking phenotype/subspecies boundaries. With new genome wide data, I will be able to investigate the processes driving local adaptation and spatial variation in selection.

Update: Here is a copy of my funded proposal.