Jeff DaCosta

M.S. Biology, Univ. of Nevada Las Vegas, 2006

B.S. Biology, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, 1998

Ph.D. student, Boston Univ., 2007-present

Advisor: Dr. Michael Sorenson

Director, Research Equipment Program

Neotropical Grassland Conservancy



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I am generally interested in the evolution, speciation, and biogeography of birds, and my research mainly uses molecular data to explore these broad issues.

My Ph.D. research is focused on the population structure of indigobirds (genus Vidua) in Tanzania. This is an extension of ongoing research into the evolutionary history of this group of brood parasitic birds.


Photo by Markus Mika

Photo by Michael Sorenson