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Book review for Thomson et al. 2016

The first review of the California Herp book has now been published in the Society for Study of Amphibians and Reptiles journal Herpetological Review. You can check it out here.

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The book is out!

I’m a little late posting this, but the book is out! The author’s advance copies arrived a couple months ago and UC Press and Amazon are both now shipping copies.

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Desert Oracle

I’ve got an article on the elusive California Gila monster in the Spring 2016 issue of the Desert Oracle. Check it out.

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September Herp Night

Exploring species diversity in Southeast Asian Sun Skinks Anthony Barley Thursday September 24, 2015. 3rd Floor Edmondson Hall.   Herp night this month will take place 6pm Thursday on the 3rd floor of Edmondson Hall. Anthony Barley will be talking

Posted in genomics, herps, Natural History, phylogenetics, travel, UH

August Herp Night

Detangling 40 million years on a life raft; the biogeography of the Fijian Island herpetofauna Robert Fisher   I am very happy to welcome Robert Fisher from the San Diego USGS field station as our first herp night speaker of

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Everybody loves turtles

We were happy to host a visit from the UH Manoa Children’s Center the other day. The class brought by their pet turtle turtle, George, and had some fun interacting with other animals that are around the lab. Two year

Posted in herps, lab, outreach, UH

Mojave Desert Fieldwork

The Mojave Desert is a great place to study reptiles. Besides being a biological hotspot of lizard diversity, it is also a beautiful place to work. Anthony, Bob, Amber Wright, and I just got back from an 11-day field expedition in

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Barley et al (2015) on the Molecular Ecology cover

Anthony (and co-authors) new paper on Sun Skink landscape genetics is out today on the cover of Molecular Ecology. Way to go Anthony!  

Posted in genomics, herps, informatics, Natural History

Caroline Defends!

Congratulations to Caroline, who defended her Masters last week!

Posted in conservation, herps, lab, Natural History, phylogenetics, UH

Talk Science at the Bishop Museum

We had a great time at Bishop Museum’s Science Alive Family Sunday! As part of the “Talk Science” event, we shared and discussed evolution and invasive herpetofauna in Hawaii with kids and their families. The kids were especially enthusiastic about our

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