Jon Merwin is a doctoral student working with Dr. Jason Weckstein at the Academy of Natural Sciences. After receiving his BA in environmental biology from Columbia University in 2017, Jon worked in the American Museum of Natural History’s Department of Ornithology, where he studied the evolution of colorful plumage in parrots. He is interested in spatial patterns of biodiversity and the evolution of phenotypic complexity. At Drexel, Jon investigates the genomic basis of plumage evolution in birds and integrates museum- and field-based research with public outreach and education.
Last updated: July 2023