Yearly Archives: 2012

New toys

…and just in time for the holidays. I’ve been using my spare minutes over the last few weeks to build us a new compute cluster, finally switching it on today. We’re the proud owners of a new 96 (virtual) core

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Posted in informatics, phylogenetics

Taxonomy: more than lumping and splitting

While this isn’t really lab news, I wanted to call attention to an ongoing discussion over at Anole Annals regarding a recently proposed reclassification that advocates breaking up the genus Anolis into eight genera (Nicholson et al. 2012; pdf). Regardless

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Posted in herps, phylogenetics

Bodega Applied Phylogenetics Workshop

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Bodega Applied Phylogenetics Workshop. Visit the course website for further information and to apply.    

Posted in phylogenetics

Conserving California’s amphibians and reptiles

At long last, the California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern project is nearing completion. We recently put the finishing touches on the manuscript and handed it off to the California Department of Fish and Game for a final

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Posted in conservation, herps

Welcome to the Lab

Welcome to the Thomson Lab’s new home on the web. We will use this space to post information about recent work in the lab and other goings-on. A lot is happening over this first summer: Edmondson Hall (home of the

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Posted in Uncategorized