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Streaked scrub warbler (Scotocerca inquieta)
Photo: Urban Olsson

Avian evolution and systematics (AVES)

Research group
Active research
Project owner
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Short description

Birds is the most diverse group pf terrestrial vertebrates. They occur at all continents, and has many specialized characteristics that have fascinated biologists for years. Our research aims at understanding how species and groups of species are related, by using genetic markers that give a more neutral picture compared to just looking at external similarities and differences that in many cases have proven unreliable.