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WELCOME TO THE UY LAB

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

The biological diversity we see today is the result of new species evolving and older ones going extinct. Therefore, to effectively conserve biodiversity, we need to understand the processes that cause extinction, as well as those that give rise to new species.

My research program explores the origin of biological species, using tropical birds as the primary study organism. We use a combination of observational, experimental and molecular approaches to study populations that are on the verge of becoming new species, providing us with unique and natural experiments to understand how new species evolve.

Please follow the links to the left for more detailed information on our academic and conservation projects, and the people involved in my lab group. To learn more about a documentary featuring our work in the Solomon Islands, please visit the Smithsonian Channel's website on "Islands of Creation" or click on the icon to the left.

 

J. Albert C. Uy
Department of Biology
University of Miami
 
 
 
 
 
         
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