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Article in Kaunana

The University’s research publication, Kanauna, has an article up covering the regent’s medal ceremony from a few weeks ago. Check it out here.

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40th Annual Tester Symposium

Last night marked the end of the Department of Biology’s 40th annual graduate student research symposium named in honor of Albert Tester: three days of student talks, keynote lectures from this year’s guest speaker Jeremy Jackson, culminating in a banquet

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Research Award for Bob!

Congratulations to Bob, who just received word that he has been awarded the highest research award bestowed by the University of Hawaii to assistant professors: The Regent’s Medal for Excellence in Research. No official press release has been published yet,

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Caroline Defends!

Congratulations to Caroline, who defended her Masters last week!

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Thomson-Wright Lab Camping Trip

We just got back from the annual Thomson-Wright Lab camping trip. This year we camped at Malaekahana State Recreation Area on the North Shore of Oahu. We had nice weather, delicious food… and a great time!  

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Spring Lab Meeting Schedule

Jan. 27 – Melissa Feb. 3 – Meg Feb. 10 – Caroline Amber Feb. 17 – Amber Caroline Feb. 24 – Van March 3 – Emilie March 10 – No meeting (Bob out of town) March 17 – Caroline March

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On building a small cluster

Upon request from a reader, I just put up a quick post over at treethinkers.org that discusses our lab’s cluster, some general thoughts and pros and cons of doing a self build, versus buying, versus just sticking with shared resources.

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Fall Lab Meeting Schedule

28 August – Organization 4 September – No meeting (field work) 11 September – Evan 18 September – Open 25 September – Amber 2 October – Robyn 9 October – Emilie 16 October – Eli 23 October – Bob 30

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Hurricanes

Running a research lab in the tropics presents some unique challenges. Over these first few years in Honolulu, this has been a process of discovery that ranges from amusing (geckos invading the office) to annoying (condensation accumulating in computers). We

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Mojave Field Work

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

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