Blog Archives

Fieldwork on Kauai

Luke recently returned from conducting fieldwork in the upper reaches of the island of Kauai. Here, in some of the last remaining intact Hawaiian forests, native birds actually outnumber introduced birds! Seen here is ‘anianiau, a Hawaiian honeycreeper endemic to

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Posted in genomics, Natural History, research, travel

Fieldwork on Oahu’s offshore islets!

Val is conducting herpetological surveys on Oahu’s windward offshore islets and is also sampling two species of lizard to gain insight into introduction rates and population structure.  

Posted in herps, Natural History, research, travel

Article in Kaleo student newspaper by Val

Val has a new popular article out in the University’s student newspaper Kaleo on bioplastics. Check it out here.

Posted in conservation, Natural History, outreach, UH

Burgess Shale!

Becky Chong and I had the chance to visit the Burgess Shale the other day, which has been a career-long dream of mine. It’s an incredible hike high up in the Canadian Rockies with beautiful views and many many fossils.

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Posted in Natural History, travel

Field work

Anthony and I are just back from some fieldwork in the desert southwest focusing on our new NSF-funded whiptail project. Me, him, and Amber Wright did a big loop through Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas. He has a nice

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Posted in herps, Natural History, research, travel

Summer 2018 field work

Some photos from field work over the last summer. Mojave Desert Southern Mexico

Posted in herps, Natural History, travel

Mojave field work 2017

Some photos from this year’s trip to the Mojave desert below.

Posted in herps, Natural History, travel

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.

Posted in conservation, herps, Natural History

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.

Posted in conservation, herps, Natural History

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.

Posted in conservation, herps, Natural History, outreach, travel