User:Vanessa E Apkenas

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Vanessa E Apkenas (an artistic interpretation)

I work in the Center for Tropical Research Lab at UCLA.


  • 2014 - Present, PhD, UCLA
  • 2007, BS, UCSC

Research interests

  1. Diversification in the tropics at micro and macroevolutionary scales
  2. Conservation

Historical songbird project

Making a phylogeny


  • Ruegg, K., E.C. Anderson, K.L. Paxton, V. Apkenas, S. Lao, R.B. Siegel, D.F. DeSante, F. Moore and T.B. Smith. 2014. Mapping migration in a songbird using high-resolution genetic markers. Molecular Ecology 23:5726-5739.
  • Kay, K.M., V. Apkenas, and J.M. Yost. 2012. Expressed sequence tag library development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the Neotropical spiral gingers, Costus (Costaceae). Molecular Ecology Resources 12: 374–376.

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