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2013 Bodega Bay Workshop

Bob and Caroline are spending the week at the 2013 Workshop in Applied Phylogenetics at Bodega Bay. Find out more about the workshop and what is going on at our new website.

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Animal tree of life

Max Telford has a really nice perspective in today’s Science on the contribution that molecular data has made toward resolving the animal tree of life, it’s definitely worth a read. The perspective focuses on deep relationships among major groups of

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Posted in informatics, phylogenetics

New website for Bodega Course

We have brought a new website online just in time for the 2013 Bodega Bay Phylogenetics workshop. Check it out here. Some information about the reasons for the change and useage of the old website are contained in my post

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Posted in phylogenetics

Phylogenetic Discussion Group – First Meeting

TIME: Fridays at 3pm. LOCATION: Snyder 410. We’ll use the first meeting to get organized for the semester. Bring papers and topics that you’d like to cover!  

Posted in phylogenetics

New toys

…and just in time for the holidays. I’ve been using my spare minutes over the last few weeks to build us a new compute cluster, finally switching it on today. We’re the proud owners of a new 96 (virtual) core

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Taxonomy: more than lumping and splitting

While this isn’t really lab news, I wanted to call attention to an ongoing discussion over at Anole Annals regarding a recently proposed reclassification that advocates breaking up the genus Anolis into eight genera (Nicholson et al. 2012; pdf). Regardless

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Posted in herps, phylogenetics

Bodega Applied Phylogenetics Workshop

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Bodega Applied Phylogenetics Workshop. Visit the course website for further information and to apply.    

Posted in phylogenetics