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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

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November Herp Night

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October Herp Night

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April Herp Night

Herp group will meet on Wednesday evening (24 April 2013) at Biomed B103. Brenden Holland will give a talk about introduced chameleons in Hawaii. Herpetological misadventures of a malacologist Dr. Brenden Holland Wednesday, April 24, 6-7:30pm Biomed B103

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Lab research featured on UH Manoa homepage

The media office here at UH has picked up the story of the turtle genome release. It’s currently featured on the home page for UH Manoa. The full press release is available here.

Posted in genomics, herps

Turtle Genome Released!

The first paper on the Chrysemys picta genome came out today in Genome Biology. The paper is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of interesting questions that are currently being explored using these data, but it’s satisfying to

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Posted in genomics, herps, informatics, phylogenetics