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March Herp Night

Herp group will meet on Wednesday evening (20 March 2013) at Biomed B103. I’ll give a talk about the California Species of Special concern project that my collaborators and I are currently wrapping up. Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles in

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HIMB Pauley Program June 2013

This June, Zac Forsman, Ingrid Knapp, and Rob Toonen will host an immersive and innovative workshop at the Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology Advancing tools for biodiversity studies: Genomics and bioinformatics of cnidarians with a focus on corals Should be a great

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Increased protection for 44 species of Asian Turtles and 3 U.S. species

Turtles and tortoises are the most threatened of any other major groups of terrestrial vertebrates (such as birds, mammals, amphibians).  Recently, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has approved proposals to increase

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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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