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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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Posted in herps, outreach

Hawaii’s Herps

Departing briefly from their normal topics, Hawaii Business magazine published an article this month on herps in Hawaii. It’s a short trivia style article that basically points out the paucity of native reptiles and amphibians in our state and has

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Posted in herps, Natural History

Pond Turtles

(Bio)accumulation blog is doing a nice job of aggregating literature on the Western Pond turtle. A couple of new additions to the list are up, including our recent SNP paper that proposes splitting the Western Pond Turtle into two species.

Posted in conservation, genomics, herps, Natural History

Kauai Softshells

We’ve just returned from our fieldwork in Kauai!  Bob and I did a very thorough job surveying the island for suitable habitat and existing populations of P. sinensis and P. steindachneri.  In fact, we put 741 miles on the rental

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Posted in herps, travel

Gone herping

Me, Caroline, and Amber Wright got to Kauai today for a week of field work. Caroline and I are trapping soft shells for one of her masters projects, and Amber is collecting data on lizard abundance and competition. We had

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Posted in herps, travel

Pond Turtles

KCET has a nice story on our recent paper proposing new species boundaries for the western pond turtle.

Posted in conservation, genomics, herps, phylogenetics

Mojave Field Work

Several of us are just back from a week of fieldwork in the Mojave Desert. A few photos below.

Posted in herps, lab, travel

Mud and Musk Turtles

There’s a nice blog post at scientific american on mud and musk turtles that discusses some of our ongoing work. It’s a nice popular review of a really interesting group of turtles.

Posted in herps, lab, phylogenetics

February Herp Night

Posted in conservation, herps, informatics

November Herp Night

Posted in herps, travel