Conservation Genomics: SI researchers Paul Frandsen, Rebecca Dikow and HC Lim are leading research on siskin phylogeography and diversity as well as comparing siskin and canary genome sequence to develop an assay for ancestral hybridization.

Understanding Red Siskin History: Jesus Maldonado, SCBI, and Brian Coyle, NMNH, are leading the analysis of DNA sequence recovered from 19th and 20th museum specimens to compare historic to modern population structure of Red Siskins.