Blog Archives

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

JMIH 2019

Some of us will be in Snowbird, Utah July 24-28 for the 2019 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. If you’re around, please come say hi and check out these talks! 26 July – Friday 11:30 am. Sean Harrington, Riley

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Posted in conferences, herps, 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

Evolution 2019 talk videos

In case you missed it, check out videos of Thomson Lab talks from this year’s Evolution meeting (list will be updated as videos are available) The role of geography and climate in the global diversification of turtles Bob Thomson Part

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Posted in lab, travel, Uncategorized

Evolution 2019!

Several members of the Thomson Lab will be in Providence, Rhode Island June 21-25 for this year’s Evolution meeting. If you’re around, please come say hi and check out our talks and posters! Sat, June 22 Population genomics of an

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Posted in conferences, lab, phylogenetics, research, travel

Short Course in Phylogenomics

This fall, Jeremy Brown and I will be offering a short course in Phylogenomics in Valencia, Spain. Registration is open now. More information is available here.

Posted in genomics, informatics, phylogenetics, teaching, 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

Bodega 2017

I’ve been spending the week teaching in the Bodega Marine Lab for the 2017 Workshop in Applied Phylogenetics. It’s been a fun week of statistics, phylogenies, data analysis, and beautiful weather. This year, Jeremy Brown (@jembrown) and I put together

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Posted in genomics, informatics, phylogenetics, teaching, travel

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