Else Mikkelsen

Joined: Aug 07, 2017 Last Active: Mar 06, 2021

I am a graduate student from Vancouver currently doing my PhD at the University of Toronto, where I study the genomics of speciation in Amazonian birds. I am interested in population genomics, genome evolution, and the processes that form and maintain new species. I have also worked on the evolutionary history of the skuas and jaegers, and I did my undergrad on the population genetics of Pacific and Winter Wrens.

While my work now focuses on DNA sequences, I spend my free time exploring the forests Keats Island on the coast of British Columbia. My main focuses are birds, moss, moths, and jumping bristletails - or whichever is the next organism to cross my path. My current goal on iNat is to map out the trail system of Keats Island by taking observations every few meters along the trails and to map out the distribution of invasive plants along these trails in order to target their management.

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