Tim Thurman’s hybridization paper published!

H. erato hybrid zone

Congratulations to Tim Thurman whose paper examining Heliconius erato hybrid zone movement across Panama was recently published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology. This is the third time the hybrid zone has been examined since it’s discovery approximately 30 years ago and shows the slowed continuation of a westward movement. Factors contributing to the movement are unclear, but deforestation is surprisingly not the main driver. A link to the abstract can be found here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jeb.13499